Sunday, October 28, 2007

Check it off your list!!

Yesterday was the big, BIG day. This is the day we had been waiting for. This was the race...

I was very nervous about the race since I had really not trained that hard. Sure, I would run here or there but never consistant or for that far. Yet I was not ready to admit to myself or my sister that I would not, could not do it. So we left.


As you can see by the tshirt. She had picked the Anoka Halloween 5k. To get an idea of how many people were there the first mile of the run was down Main St. in Anoka. This also is the parade route that happens immediately following the race. There were easily hundreds (and I do mean hundreds) of people lined up with their chairs waiting for the parade to start. There were another 1500-2000 people actually running!!

There were many different costume ideas that people were wearing. Some of the more creative costumes were: a box of "whack a moles", 8 guys dressed like wild animals carrying a large PVC cage around all of them reading, "Do not feed the animals", characters from the movie 300, and my favorite that we ran the first mile next to; "a chikita banana".

I was amazed not only at the people but the people running in costumes. There were people as young as 3 years old and as old as 75. Here are the pictures of us before starting the race.


The guys wore hats to make them more aerodynamic!!

After the first mile, I was doing well. My breathing seemed to be steady and I felt pretty good. With all the people and the costumes it made for an entertaining run. This is Lisa and I after the race!

It was a great day and really warm. Although Gregg and Evan could have easily finished before Lisa and I, we all crossed the finish line together.
It was a great day, with great family. We are going to do it again next year. Next year we are even going to wear costumes. Please leave a comment if you have a suggestion for our costumes!!!
We also plan on doing the 5k for the Race for the Cure which is in May!!
CONGRATS SISTOR.....CROSS IT OFF YOUR LIST!! love ya:)

5 comments:

simplicity said...

WAY TO GO!!!! You did it and you're even more inspired to do it again! That's great.

mom said...

Way to go kids!!! So fun to be able to do things together...Am proud of all of you!!!! Always stay close to each other..My sisters and I do so much together as you well know-it is great....
Love you all,
mom

sistor said...

Sistor, thank you so much for becoming a runner in order to run along side me. I know that whatever I do, or choose to accomplish, you will be standing next to me, and for that I will always be grateful! You are an inspiration...

Sistor again said...

Let it also be known, that the hatted men in the picture are also important and have made countless sacrifices for the sistors. Where would we be without the support and humor?? Mostly humor, look at those hats!!! Thank you, gentlemen!!

Random Cousin said...

Let it also be known, that Evan looks so bad ass with his skull cap....that is what the kids are calling them these days?