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Mother's Day Race 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

This is the second year the kids, my dad and I did the Mother's Day Race. It's 1/2 mile on the lake and it's just a fun race to do. Everyone gets a ribbon and a chocolate bar from a local candy company when you cross the finish line. Last year, the kids smoked us! Jake ran it in 6:30, Katy in 7:30, and my dad and I came in at 8:20.


This year, we all did a little better. Jake could have gone much faster, but he decided to stay with me, so Jake, Katy and I crossed the line at 6:15. SUPER impressed with myself! And dad beat his time by almost a full minute crossing at 7:30.

after they finished, the kids went back to get papa

We had a great time!!! Oh, and my race shirt is a regular size LARGE, and it fit nicely ; ) No "X's" or numbers in front of it, just an "L." That is something to be REALLY excited about!!!

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HEIDIE6 6/20/2012 8:34AM

  WONDERFUL! emoticon

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WIGIME 5/27/2012 7:08AM

    You are looking AWSOME! You GO girl! Congratulations my dear!

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BMCKEOW1 5/21/2012 2:29PM

    It looks like you guys had so much fun. Way to improve your times to. That's awesome.

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MOONBIRD 5/21/2012 10:51AM

    Yay! I am so glad you did this again. I remember when you did it last year. It's always awesome to see improvements. I can't wait to get into a L! I do have a couple shirts that are that must run big, but most of mine are an xl. You look great in the pics and I am glad you all had fun!

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WIFEALF 5/18/2012 3:14PM

    Good job!

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VLKSHA 5/18/2012 9:14AM


Do you have a favorite place to run/train? How often do your kids run?

Quite inspiring with all those smiles!

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SAILING2GOAL 5/17/2012 10:11AM

    Congratulations! You are awesome! Love the pics!

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PATIB13 5/14/2012 6:31PM

    WWOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!! Great job! Nice job on cutting your time down in a year. The best feeling....having no x's or numbers in front of the size. Way to go! emoticon

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CLPURNELL 5/14/2012 5:36PM

    That is awesome you and the family really did AMAZING!!!!!!

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KIBAISREADY 5/14/2012 2:04PM


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FIZZYBALL 5/14/2012 10:41AM

    SO Great...fantastic improvement on your time. And WOW for L shirts. You look phenomenal.

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-POOKIE- 5/14/2012 8:44AM


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SCOUTMOM715 5/13/2012 11:09PM

    What an exciting and awesome event! Looks like such fun. Woo Hoo on a size L. You look great!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 5/13/2012 7:36PM


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MICHELLESMILES_ 5/13/2012 6:09PM

    I am so proud of you Holly! You look amazing! Congratulations!

love ya!

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LIBELULITA 5/13/2012 4:37PM

    Love love LOVE the photos. looks like you all had a great day and well done to you all for bettering your times. And what a great feeling to look so fab in a "L" with no X's emoticon I'm so proud of you emoticon emoticon

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IRISH813 5/13/2012 4:17PM

    emoticon job!! emoticon Sounds like alot of fun!!

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TEMPEST272002 5/13/2012 3:02PM

    Everytime I see pictures of people exercising with their children, it makes me so happy. It's something that I wish I'd done with my son. Congrats on such a huge improvement in your time! Looks like you had a lot of fun.

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    an L is something to be excited about! and look at the difference in the pics from 2011 to 2012!!! emoticon

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MAMADWARF 5/13/2012 12:50PM

    That is so awesome e! I'm so proud of you! You have come soooo far!

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MTOLL81 5/13/2012 12:05PM

    Awesome! I love that you do races with your kids! What a great memory for all of you! Happy Mother's Day!

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HOLLYBELLE77 5/13/2012 11:46AM

    Awesome job! Happy Mother's Day!

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HONESTGRL 5/13/2012 11:45AM

    You guys look great congrats!

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ILOVEMALI 5/13/2012 11:32AM

    I'm sure that your " old life" was good, but your "New life" sounds grand! Happy Mother's Day!!

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POOKASLUAGH 5/13/2012 11:16AM

    That's a great half-mile time! How fun! I wish we had something like that around here - that would be fantastic!!! And how fun that your whole family does it together! :)

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    So exciting! Looks like fun! Congrats to everyone!

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RACHEL-SPARKS 5/13/2012 11:02AM

    You look awesome ! That sounds like so much fun. emoticon

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