Monday, July 2, 2012

Lauryn's Run 5K

Saturday I participated in Lauryn's Run, a 5K race planned to assist the family of a local girl battling sickle cell anemia. 

Totally spontaneous.
The run started at 9AM, by which time the temperature had already climbed into the mid-80's. My sister-in-law and I decided not to be martyrs. We started out running but after about half a mile we switched to walking until we reached the finish line. 

Finishing strong.
We rewarded ourselves with breakfast/lunch at Waffle House.

Eric and I waiting for our food to arrive.
I am not ashamed to admit I ordered a bacon cheeseburger and hash browns. 

I ate every last bite.
Now we are looking forward to running in the Peachtree Road Race in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday, July fourth. Thankfully, the temperature is supposed to be about ten degrees cooler on Wednesday than it was on Saturday, and I am hoping to run more and average a fifteen-minute mile in this 10K event. But the truth is I will consider myself a winner as long as I complete the race. Which I intend to do even if I have to crawl across the finish line.

What are your plans for the fourth of July? Should I look for you at the Peachtree Road Race?


S.M. Carrière said...

Go you! I'm so jealous of people who can run. I can't run for more than about two minutes at a time!

Walt Mussell said...

My knee is killing me and I have to see a specialist later this week. I'll be happy when I can get back to walking again.

Pam Asberry said...

I walk/run, S.M. I exercise so I can EAT! ;-)

Pam Asberry said...

That's TERRIBLE, Walt. I hope you get some good advice and are back to walking pain-free in no time!

Tami Brothers said...

You guys look like you have a lot of fun. Great moments like these are definitely meant to be cherished. Like S.M. said. Go you!!!

Pam Asberry said...

You're right, Tami; we do these events as much to spend time together as for fitness. We are making some great memories!