June 20, 2010

Bringing Home the Bronze

Oh, yes. I DID.

This weekend was the 5K I have been planning to run in for several months. It was very hot, in the 90s, and had to be close to 100% humidity where we were. I have never sweat so much in my life as I did while running! There were 3 pretty crazy hills but the one positive is that it was heavily shaded (in a state park with lots of trees).

When the race was over I felt pretty crummy and decided to head back to the cabin. My mom, who also ran, stayed back to get our times. You can imagine my complete shock when she called a few minutes later to tell me I had won a medal for third place in my division! And get this--she won FIRST PLACE in her division! She kicked booty--totally beat me by over a minute.

Here we are--two hot mammas! (literally)



We were pretty proud of ourselves, I'm not gonna lie. But my dad was the real sport this weekend. He watched both of the kids so me and my mom could run in the race. Even brought them to the race to cheer us on. Yea DAD! We were rooting for you!

Here is Glory and her Gee Gee:



And a few other shots from the weekend...
Mom and Jonah

Glory scarfing down some artichoke dip. (Remember what I said about fat people liking really good food? I hope that doesn't pan out--for her sake. Girlfriend knows how to eat!)

Me and my babies' daddy :)


Our family

Now, back to the race for a second. Just for the record (and I'm sure you already figured this out, but just in case) let me clarify that this was NOT a large race. Maybe 100 participants. I got third place in my division but for all I know there could have only been 3 people IN my division. I'm not a running superstar or anything. I even walked some. *gasp*

So while this bronze medal from a little race in rural Oklahoma may not mean much to most people, for the chubby girl who never won anything but a participation ribbon up to this point in life...



I'll take it.
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26 comments:

Tricia said...

great job

and great pics!

Molly said...

Yay for you! I'm so proud of you! Keep up the hard work and keep running!

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

You look terrific and you have a beautiful family!

Lynda with a Y said...

you are amazing! congrats! you look great and very happy and proud.

Kate said...

Congratulations! That is AMAZING! And don't go anywhere near thinking that "maybe if there'd been more people, I wouldn't have come in third." Because THAT DOESN'T MATTER ONE SPEC! You earned this.

Googie said...

Great Job!! I have my next race on July 4th and I am so nervous!!

Deb Willbefree said...

Wahoo, you! Congrtulations!! Deb

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

I LOVE it! SO awesome. I feel you excitement and what an accomplishment... you are so beautiful!

~Margene

Kristi said...

CONGRATS!!!!!! I think this is amazing!!!!!!! I was so happy when I saw Benny's comment about you winning on FB! So proud of you!!!

dailyseeking said...

That is amazing! To accomplish a goal and with your mother--what a blessing.

Anna said...

Congratulations! You and your family all look great and so happy! These pictures made me smile :)

Raegun said...

CONGRATS on your race results! Way to go!!! I don't care how many people were in the race, this is reason to celebrate. The important thing is that you finished the race upright, smiling and feeling great. What a gorgeous family you have!
Rae
xo

Denita said...

Congrats to you and your mom! After 30 years of not running, I just started back last month and boy is it hard, but reading this has given me inspiration (and motivation)! Thanks and congrats again.

Vaia said...

YAYAAYAYY!!!!!!!!!! How amazing!!
Congratulations - you deserve every inch of that medal!!

Jessica said...

thats awesome!! you are so inspiring!
you need to add family pics to your side! come to TN and i'll take them for you!!!

:)

Jessica said...

thats awesome!! you are so inspiring!
you need to add family pics to your side! come to TN and i'll take them for you!!!

:)

Melissa said...

You are so cute, i am loving your blog!!

Way to go on the race!!!

Southern Belle said...

Girl I am so proud of you!!!Awesome job on the race, you are doing so well!!

Chris in FL--Joyful Mother said...

yay Keelie!!! You go girl! Your family is gorgeous btw!!

Rosa said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting, and to all the detractors that take issue with time and pace, this race wasn't for them, it was for YOU! You are amazing.

yay!

Jen said...

Congrats!!! That metal means everything.

Lisa said...

Wow, congratulations on your third! You did amazing!
I've got my first 5k race in 12 days and I'm terrified lol. I just hope I can get through it.
Wonderful photos as well, you are a handsome family.

Traci said...

You earned it, regardless! That's so cool. Great pictures.

Stacey at Living by Faith said...

Woo-hoo! I thought about you on Saturday morning. You did great! Not to mention that was a 5k two weeks in a row!!

The un-Zen Runner said...

All I gots to say is "Hell Fu$%in Yeah!!" Seriously, good work.

Sam said...

I have to admit, I got a little teary eyed when I read "So while this bronze medal from a little race in rural Oklahoma may not mean much to most people, for the chubby girl who never won anything but a participation ribbon up to this point in life...". I too feel like the chubby girl who never won anything. I've felt average all my life. And now I'm bustin' out of that, same as you. You give me hope, you inpsire me, and give me courage. Thank you for sharing your journey with us!!!!