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Who's the Queen of the 5k?


Monday, November 05, 2012

My hometown 5k was Saturday. When I registered, my goal was 28:07 which would be 10 seconds faster than last year, but then I got sick & really didn’t run much the last couple of weeks so I changed my goal to anything under 30 min.
I might not be Queen of the 5k, but imagine my joy when I came in at 27:28. How about that! Listen to me, Miss Cocky Britches.
Of course it wasn’t good enough to place in my age group. I thought maybe next year when I move up to the 40-49 group I could place…but I’m not holding my breath. I still wouldn’t have placed with them. And this isn’t a big race. A whopping 75 participants and I come in at # 36. There was only 1 in the womens 50 ag, so maybe in another 10+ years I’ll get one. Even though I didn’t get a medal, it sure was a lot of fun seeing some family members get theirs.
I probably sound like a broken record, but my aunt amazes me. In the last 2 years she’s started running and lost over 100 lbs. She will be turning 50 in about 2 weeks. Her time was 24:49. Holy cow! When they announced her name that she got 1st in her ag, we turned toward each other & screamed with jazz hands.
Then, they announced that hubby won 2nd in his ag. He had wondered off & was looking around the health fair that was going on. They were WAITING on him. Finally I saw him & yelled he needed to come on because he got 2nd. He didn’t believe me & took his time getting down there while everyone was WAITING. Good grief, lol, he wasn’t expecting his award, either.
My son did the 1 mile race. Last year he came in 2nd overall behind a boy a bigger kid. This year he said he would be mad if he didn’t come in first. Yeah. Nice attitude. We had to have a few talks about that. Anyway, when we were getting ready to leave for the race I told him to put his new shoes on. He said he wanted to wear his old ones because he felt like they would be his lucky ones, that he would be faster in them today. I was a little embarrassed because those old shoes are in bad shape, but if they gave him confidence, who am I to tell him no?
He came in 2nd overall again this year, but this time the person who beat him is what he called an “adult”. She was actually a very tall 14 yr old. He wasn’t bummed about coming in behind her because he got a medal for 1st male & a ribbon for 1st in his age group.
Here he is coming to the finish line:


Here he is thinking he is going to die afterward & a good look at his lucky shoes.


Here is my running family, minus a cousin who was sick. I'm on the top right.


And here are our medal winners. It was such a fun day. My son told me several times this weekend how it was one of his favorite days of the year. He also told me that next year he’d rather me get a medal than him. What a sweetie! But I told him I don't need a medal to have a good time.



There is a guy who comes in 1st-2nd-3rd every year. He has the same last name as my family, but he is too distant of a relative for me to know so I’ve never talked to him. He is THE guy. He’s, like, famous, lol. Anyway, when we were getting our bibs on, he saw the name on our shirts & he came up to us & said “That’s my name. I should be on your team”. So now we are FAMILY, lol. Next year we’ve got him & his brother who is also crazy fast on our team. With these guys we are practically guaranteed first place. Those other teams are going DOWN.
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ROBYN168 11/10/2012 3:05PM

    Whoo Hooo.....I want to run as fast as you!!!!!! I am so proud!!!!!! Love that you family is all involved.

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NANCYSINATRA 11/8/2012 9:56AM

    How cool that your family is all involved. I'm waiting on my granddaughter to get a little older so she can run/walk with me. I'll be getting her involved in some of the kid runs next year, so in a few more years I'll have a race partner. :) Love your aunts story, it inspires me to keep going as I approach that 100 lb mark. And your son is such a cutie!! Love that he wanted to wear his lucky shoes. :) Can't wait to see all the medals you get next year

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MYLADY4 11/5/2012 8:55PM

    That is just great and fabulous that you got your whole family involved.

You know, that is what I am hoping for when I turn 40 to maybe have a chance to medal too. Just cannot compete against the 30 year olds.

My only issue is that the half marathon I am thinking of running next year is 4 days before my 40th. Seriously, talk about being at the top of you age group.

Oh well, great job.

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SPLASHDOG1 11/5/2012 7:41PM

    Look at you!! Woohoo! Sick for two weeks and STILL blazing around the course! In your shoes I would brag about my Aunt too - it's sooo impressive what she's done (And continues to do - 24 minutes?! Wow!)
Sounds like you are had such a good time - I love the matching orange t-shirts. I remember when I was a runner (jogger!) as a kid, my favorite part of funruns was winning a medal or a ribbon. It was really good motivation to practice. Maybe I should try and use that again. ha! Great job to the whole family! You really brought home the hardware. Hope the turkey was yummy too!

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LISAINMS 11/5/2012 7:13PM

    Whoop whoop!! Such awesomeness! Look how your family has transformed itself into healthy runners. Your aunt is so inspiring. She is only a couple of years older than me. Maybe by then I'll be as fast as her! You guys rock!

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GLMOM2 11/5/2012 7:04PM

    Sounds like a great day was had by all!

emoticon on your 5k time! You are a running rockstar!

emoticon to all the medal placers too! emoticon

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FITFOODIE806 11/5/2012 6:26PM

    Woo hoo! That is awesome! Isn't it fun to beat your own goals?? I think you'll get a medal next year!!!!

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ANGEISBACK 11/5/2012 5:20PM

    wow wow wow!is all i can say that is freaking amazing@

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PROT358 11/5/2012 4:21PM

    It sounds like all of you had a great run! Congrats on beating your time! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RUNNER4LIFE08 11/5/2012 3:56PM

    Sounds like a blast! Great job to all!

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BOGUSANNIE 11/5/2012 3:43PM

    Woot Woot!!!! you are amazing!!!! So is your family!! emoticon

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KANSASROSE67 11/5/2012 2:44PM

    You are the queen of a running dynasty!!! Love it! You did great...I have not yet broken the 30 minute 5K mark...I can run a 10K about as fast as I can run a 5K. Maybe it's just not my distance. Anyway, GREAT job to all of you!



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ONMYMEDS 11/5/2012 2:30PM

    What could be better than a running family? Nice job, everyone!! emoticon

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BECKY3128 11/5/2012 2:18PM

    27:28 is AWESOME!!! And your running family is so cute, good for you all!

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WORTHEYMOM 11/5/2012 2:18PM

    woot woot chickie! that is freaking awesome! Sounds like everyone had a wonderful time and that is what is all about! Love the new family! you will rock it next year and take all of the medals!

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NATPLUMMER 11/5/2012 2:17PM

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