Saturday, August 21, 2010
I won First Place in my age division – 70 to 79 in the 3 mile walk/run this morning!
This morning I was up at the crack of dawn, well at 6:15 anyway. Grabbed a quick breakfast and headed for the 3 mile walk/run. We got there at 7:15 and the race started at 8:00. There was a cool breeze while we were waiting. They started the 5 milers and we waited for another 5 minutes for the 3 mile start. When they started us everyone took off either running or jogging. I thought this was a WALK/run. Well, not to be embarrassed, we took off jogging also. Jogged all the way off the school grounds. There was a couple walking about half a football field in front of us, a girl and her mother walking about 40 feet in front of us and one elderly lady walking behind us.
At the halfway point the 3 milers turned around and headed back. We were on our way back and a runner pulled up along side of us and said Yvonne? It was Kelly, WillingToGrow. She even took time to give me a hug.
After the race was over, we introduced each other to our families. It is great to actually meet someone that is on our team.
Now for the rest of the story. I was the only gal in my age category, so I had to be number one. That is okay. I did it and crossed the finish line. That is what counts.