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5K Race with daughter ~ Can't ask for a better morning

Sunday, June 16, 2013

It is Father’s day today however it felt like Mother’s day for me. I ran a 5K race around the Detroit Zoo with my daughter, fellow sparker www.sparkpeople.c

My only goal was to run the entire race non-stop. Okay…I’ll be honest, my other goal was to beat my daughter. emoticon Marilyn was 10 feet ahead of me around mile 2 ˝. I kept thinking at that point it’s “mind over body” so I kept pushing it. It was an incredible feeling to cross the finish line and a wonderful memorable moment when she ran into my arms and hugged me. The poor girl, if she only knew how sweaty I was. emoticon

I don’t have the official time yet but I ran a little under 29 minutes and finished 45 seconds after Marilyn.

After the race we had a free pass to go into the Zoo. It was a wonderful morning at the Zoo. Here are some fun pics:

You can't miss me with my neon yellow socks!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MARGARITTM 6/18/2013 12:15PM

    Great race perfect day - loving the compression socks!

Now if I could just get my son to run a race with me!

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LCDM83 6/18/2013 11:52AM

    What a great time on the race! What a fun place for a 5K! (I love the socks too!)

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KASHMIR 6/18/2013 11:41AM

    AWESOME!!!! So cool that you can run with your daughter. Thumbs up for you both!

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SANDLADY48 6/18/2013 11:29AM

    Great Job! And I love the socks, I have the pink ones and you've given me the courage to get them out and wear them!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 6/17/2013 1:43PM

    That's awesome!! Great time also.

LOVE the socks!!!

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DEE797 6/17/2013 12:53PM

    How fun. Glad you got to do it with your dd. Love those socks.....

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LUCYLU22 6/17/2013 11:53AM

    emoticon AWESOME time!!! Love the socks, and the pics! Looks like you had a great time with your daughter! Love when the family gets involved! AND there is always next time for your other GOAL of beating your daughter! emoticon

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BABIESTEPS 6/17/2013 11:28AM

    Awesome time Lori!!! And I LOVE the socks!!! emoticon

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FITAT50 6/17/2013 9:49AM

    PRICELESS!! emoticon

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 6/17/2013 6:24AM


Bravo! Great time and then great times! Love the pics.

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DALID414 6/17/2013 12:48AM

    How fun!
LOVE the socks! Bet you looked like a neon blur crossing the finish line!

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JUSTLIKEALICE 6/16/2013 11:06PM

    Oh my gosh you guys are so fast! Awesome!!

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RUNNERJUDY 6/16/2013 10:25PM

    CONGRATS! Love how the socks coordinate with your arm band! Running with our daughters, life is good!

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ELIZINJAPAN 6/16/2013 8:55PM

    Congratulations! Sounds like a great race. And the peacock was showing off for you guys, too! He knows quality.

Love your socks!

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ACRAIG921 6/16/2013 8:48PM

    Sounds like you had a great day. Congrats on the 5K!! Beautiful pictures too. I was there two weeks ago and I couldn't get a good photo of the peacock.

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ONMYMEDS 6/16/2013 8:26PM

    Wonderful, nice job, both of you.

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LESLIELENORE 6/16/2013 7:29PM

    emoticon It looks like you had a fun time!

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SANDYBREIT 6/16/2013 6:57PM

    That sounds like a wonderful day -- and I love those socks, too!


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FLEURGARDEN 6/16/2013 5:37PM

    Congrats on the 5K! And I know you'll beat your daughter next time. :-)

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BIGPAWSUP 6/16/2013 5:01PM

    sounds like a great race and looks like a wonderful time. The two of you are beautiful! Congrats.

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CANDACEMM 6/16/2013 4:50PM

    Congrats on the 5K! Looks like you had a great partner and a fun time at the zoo!

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