Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The half. The 5k. The 200m.

Found on pinterest. (where else do people find stuff these days?)

I'm going to take .5 seconds and pat myself on the back. I ran in a half marathon this weekend and got my best time out of the three I've run. Some may not be impressed but I'm super proud to say my time was 2:22.

There were over 20,000 participants, the course went all through the best parts of St. Louis and the weather was perfection. Friends Beth and Dana also ran it, which just added to the fun. If you've ever run a race like that you know that the spectators make it 10x more fun also, especially with their clever signs.

Some of my fav:

*Humpty Dumpty had wall issues, too.

*(about mile 8) So, you still think this was a good idea?

*I thought they said "Rum"

*(a little girl held this one) Hurry up! My arms are getting tired!

* You have great stamina! Call me!

*Run like you have to poop!

*Your calves look sexy.

*You're almost there! (that's what she said)

*Run like you stole something!

*You look Kenyan to me!

*You are wasting your Sunday and mine!

*Toenails are for sissies!

*Don't stop, everyone is watching!

*Worst Parade Ever!

I haven't had a chance to post about this yet, but we went to Disney at the beginning of the month and while there, Joy and I ran in their 5K through Animal Kingdom. We had a blast, definitely adding to the great memories of that trip!

And I'm super proud to say that Flash, I mean Eliot, ran in his first race at Disney, too! His age category ran a 200m part of the track at ESPN world at Disney. We were so proud of him!


JustJess said...

I love the worst parade ever sign!! That's awesome. A few races ago, there was a little girl holding a sign that said, "Mommy, run like I pooped on the floor." Odd and funny. We've done St. Jude twice now and those signs are a different breed altogether. The one that brought the biggest tears said "Blisters don't require chemo." Yowza. Congrats on your PR!!

Tina said...

So cool! Thanks for sharing! I was at the race this past weekend, too. I walked the 13.1 miles, but was still so proud I finished...especially since I just had a baby not too long ago! :) Way to go to you and your little man!!!!!!!