1st race

Saturday, July 17, 2010

This is in many ways a  first race for both of these people. Miss A has started taking up distant running.  It is not coming easy to her, but her desire to keep going and to do it is amazing.  She ran today with 3 blisters. 

Shaun grew up a runner.  He was the fastest distant runner at his high school from his sophomore year on.     Yet he has taken a 14 year break and only in the last few weeks picked it up again.   He has decide that since Miss A is running, he would do it also.  He doesn't have nearly the speed he used to have, but that didn't bother him one bit.  After today he hopes to run more races.
Here they are all taking off.  Can you see him?
You can see just a bit of Miss A going up a pretty good size  hill.  She had just finished one mile of the race and already looked pretty tired.  What a trooper.
Here is the home stretch as he is about to cross the finish line.   The picture snapped late, but his time was 26:07.  He took 93rd out of 311.  Not bad for not running in 14 years.
I had to post this one, as Miss A is about to pass a person who used to live in our town that goes to our church.  Their whole family ran and  Miss A barely passed her, as you see as she goes over the finish line.
Thanks to this lovely man.  I only got a before the line picture, as Miss A is right behind him in the next picture.  Her time was 37:00 flat.

We are proud of both of them.  When I saw the hills they ran.  I was glad to be on the cheering end.  (not that I can run 3 miles constantly yet either.)


sgatherum July 17, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

Good Job and congratulations to the both of you. One thing is for sure, the more you run the better the story you are able to tell (e.g., uphill both ways, in the snow, hurricane winds, chased by wild bandits, and my personal favorite "on one leg half the time").

Julia Shinkle July 19, 2010 at 7:05 AM  

Way to go, both of them. What a fun thing to do together!