Sunday, November 23, 2008

I am a TROTTING TURKEY--yea for my first 5K race!

Cute Cute Stephanie asked me to run the "Turkey Trot 5K" (3 miles) with her--I accepted the challenge even though I had much self doubt--this being my first race. Steph & Sheila were super supportive and made this so so fun. It was a chilly morning run down the scenic coastline of Santa Cruz. We did it-- I ran every step. Jared & Ann rallied the troops & headed down to be the cutest cheerleading section ever. I'm sure I will never forget turning that first corner on the course, seeing my precious family jump up & down & smiling with such excitement. As I passed them I could hear Caden's ever so sweet chant of "Go Mommy, Go Mommy!" Number 336 didn't win the race but I felt like a HUGE winner in a whole different way.

5 comments:

Shan said...

You go Laurie!!! I bet it felt so good when you finished. How awesome that you did a 5k!! I wish I could have been there to be in the cheering section.

Fulkerson Clan said...

congrats!! thanks for this post--it was inspirational for me since i am going to run my first 5k this week and am having major doubts about my sanity in choosing to do so! but reading that you ran every step--wow--you are hard core--i hope to just make it to the finish line before dinner. hehehe. you rock!

Trisha said...

Congrats Laurie! That is so cool. I wish I were that motivated!

Stephanie said...

Is that seriously Chariots of Fire I'm listening to? I love it.

Sorry about my crazy smiles in your pictures. I would be a little afraid if I were your kids and some crazy lady was making those faces at me...

You were awesome!!!

The Fear Fam said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment!