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2014 Iron Girl 5K

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I'm always proud of my family. D & Linnie had me beaming all day. I love this race celebrating the assertiveness, empowerment, and independence of Women! I truly support! So, this day I am crew to them and all Iron Girls! I hope my girls will be joined by Gianna, my Granddaughter, next year!


D, Susan (run teammate & close friend) & Linnie hit the race site early and are ready to roar!

I see SparkPeople!


I love the corral before the race. This is Linnie's first Iron Girl. D's showing positive waves and support!

D & I have an ongoing thing about racing on the Clearwater Memorial Bridge. This is the perfect pre-race pic in front of the palm tree she loves and the ominous bridge!

Phinley, the Clearwater Threshers Minor League Baseball Team Mascot, assists at the corral seconds before the 5K Start.

I love this shot showing so many emotions second before the start!

I moved down to the end of the start chute on the advice of my good friend & fab Race Director, Chris Lauber. The race started and we were taken back to see the first runners come off the line!

Check out all the girls with their energy & youth! I wish them all long healthy, happy lives! I think both of us were tearing up! Shhhh, don't tell a soul!

I also saw another teammate of mine, Kat! She is a constant volunteer at races and worked my Tris last year!

JJSSPARK coming out of the chute and owning Iron Girl!

D waving and Linnie gets focused as they go by the Iron Girl Race Site!

I ran up ahead and tried to catch them one last time as they made the turn heading to "the bridge!"

Great shot of D's sunglasses and her waving!
I started back to the Finish Line and had to take this shot as the runners continued to come from the starting line!

You just have to love the life of the race!

After visiting with my Run Team Sponsors, Milestones Sports Jewelry, and seeing friends on the race site, I went over to the finish line and caught JJSSPARK just as she crossed the finish line!

Jenn, you are an Iron Girl!

And here comes D & Linnie. I love the smiles!

Check out the baby Iron Girl to the left! She gave it her all!

I yelled and they finally say me!

This is true jubilation on the finish!

Side note: I'm certain the woman on the ground was the Iron Girl Half Overall Winner. They started 30 minutes before the 5K did. I check on her and she was "just taking a break!"

I'm so proud of my Iron Girls!

I believe no matter who you are, never lose the emotion and heartbeat of a run!

Whether you walk, jog, run, or crawl, don't miss the opportunity to become an Iron Girl! There's a lot of love out there!

Thanks for your time!
I'm going out for a run!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PDQ1203 4/19/2014 9:29AM


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STRIVER57 4/18/2014 11:38AM

    yay to D & Linnie and their crew!

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SEABREEZE65 4/18/2014 7:42AM

    Love all the photos and commentary!!!!

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MBTEPP 4/17/2014 9:13PM

    It's great to see you supporting the women in your life. It looks like a great event!


Great Pictures.

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KERRYG155 4/17/2014 8:28PM

    Great pictures. Thanks for posting!

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/17/2014 8:06PM

    emoticon Love this positive and bubbly race report!

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Your gals did great!

Sharon emoticon

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MIRAGE727 4/17/2014 5:41PM

    I'm totally with you, Debby! I want Gianna to have the power to stand on her own being and determine her path. I'm glad she has a strong role model in D. G's the reason I strongly support Girls on the Run and am working withe the GOTR Program Coordinator to get the program in her school! Yes, there is truly something special there.

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DEBBYFROMMT 4/17/2014 4:34PM

    I love all women's races. The Women's Run in Billings usually has close to 10,000 women from all over the state (and all over the country)! No offense to the guys, but there is something special about women getting together to improve their lives

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