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Rotary Rad Run Race Report (and Family Fun) 5K and 10K

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I love the small and personal races since I come away with the feeling of accomplishment as well as memories of the moment shared with those I love.

My DH is a Rotarian, and this race is a big fundraiser for their causes. Last year, this race was my FIRST ever. I did the 5K, and wow, was I proud of myself. My son ran the same race (I trained, he did not), finishing before me, and my DH drove the pace car, with our then new classic car.

DIL won her AG in the 10K! I was impressed.

This year, I ran the 10K, along with DIL; DH ran the 5K, along with DD. This was DD's 4th 5K, but she ran this one without a running buddy! She got 2nd place! She ran a great race, and all the runners were telling me how well she did on the course. I was beaming, of course! DH fell in way behind DD. And DIL not only defended her AG title in the 10K, she won the women's overall category! Wow, she came in 25 minutes before me. As she was crossing the finish line, I remember all too well where I was in the course at 47 minutes:)



I have never finished so hard in any race.

Since it was a RAD run, DD dressed in the spirit of the 80's, and I called her Suzanne Somers!

She was the cutest one there, and came home with a $25 gift certificate!

Sidebar: Rotary has watched my DD grow up, as they supported her orphanage with $1000 USD worth of formula on our trip in 2008 (a months worth of formula for a small orphanage). So they have always taken an active interest in her life.

So the chief of police saw us all together, and he says, "families who run together, stay together." Great quote.

STATS: My time was 1:12:02 (PR is 1:07:34). I ran a good ChiRun, until I tired on the track to the finish line. I had a hard time keeping cool under the hot sun.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    That is awesome! Very cool to see the family of runners!
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HOLLYM48 6/14/2014 5:16PM

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SLENDERELLA61 6/13/2014 8:09PM

    Great race report! What an incredible family. I know you are so, so proud. Keep Running Happy!! Thanks for the support on my blogs, too.

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MAGNOLIA416 6/12/2014 8:56AM

    What a beautiful story and a great day! I got a little emotional reading it

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ROXYZMOM 6/12/2014 7:53AM

    Great family event! Too cool!
I love the pictures! You ran a great time.

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RUN4FOOD 6/11/2014 7:37PM

    Great race. Thanks for sharing the family fun.
It has to add to your enjoyment to share your experiences with friends and family.

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BOILHAM 6/11/2014 6:59PM

    Great race and family fun! Congrats to all.

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MWWENSIN 6/11/2014 6:44PM

    It's great when family can participate. That's a great run!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 6/11/2014 4:32PM

    Ah, keeping cool under the hot sun -- how well I sympathize!

Sounds like a great day.
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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/11/2014 4:26PM

    What a great race for the whole family!
It's difficult to stay cool when the sun is beating down on you.
Love all the pictures.

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