Frostbite 5k – Vicksburg 2011…We girls rock!

6 Feb

So, what an exciting morning!  Jill completed her first race ever and did awesome!  Amanda and I ran in the coldest weather by far for a race…we had a blast:)

We started out meeting at my house…

We were still warm...Jill a little nervous...heck, I was a little nervous:)

We stayed warm in the little train depot they opened for us with food, coffee, water and registration once we got there…

...this was about a half hour before race...

...time is ticking down to the start...still staying warm...

Why's my hair so big? and my face? 🙂

Do we have to go to the bathroom one more time? Hey, just being honest here:)

Now it’s 10 minutes to the race…it’s cold…

...but we're pumped...

...we're pysched...

...and a little goofy:)

The pack gathers…

...looking in front of us...

...looking behind us...

The gun goes off…

...and, we're off...we hit the first 1/2 mile at this point...doing well...getting used to breathing in the cold with figuring out our pace...

We look really happy at the half don’t we:)?

...still going strong...path had ice on it, so, we were a little tentative in our step...

...we went 'bout 1-1/2 mile out and we have now made the turn...

Focusing on our breathing…and we made it…we made it with a good steady pace – no joke – no twisted ankles…and we were…

...happy...way to kick it at end, KS!!

…we were… go SF!! First race...awesome race!!! 🙂

…we were…

...a great team and support for each other!!! Love you, girls:)

...getting a little snack after the race in the train depot...real cute building with museum inside by the way...going there in Spring for sure.

Then we were dying for a expresso, latte, etc. at the Boundary Waters coffee shop in town…

...and Kris and I texted to say where we were and meet up for that yummy coffee with the boys, Mike, and her parents...Steve was getting our taxes done - I totally double-booked us...whoops:)


...we were warm, happy with our drinks, and glad to be with family and friends:) And, glad to see Kris out after her surgery, though "No, overdoing it, Kris! 🙂

Then the boys came home with the girls and I…

...and us girls are now revving ourselves up to begin practicing for running the 1/2 marathon in Kalamazoo in May! We rock! 🙂 p.s. Amanda so sweet for walking with Garret across street:)


6 Responses to “Frostbite 5k – Vicksburg 2011…We girls rock!”

  1. Jill Berghuis February 6, 2011 at 2:42 am #

    Great job girl!! Thanks for blogging our race! You girls are the best 🙂

    • sms77 February 6, 2011 at 6:02 am #

      It’s so great making these memories!!! 🙂

  2. d. strouse February 6, 2011 at 3:02 am #

    Great job to all three of you!!!!!! You’re brave for going out in the COLD:) It looks like you had lots of fun. Proud of you:)

    • sms77 February 6, 2011 at 6:00 am #

      Great fun…great fun:)

  3. d. strouse February 6, 2011 at 6:10 am #

    I read this poem and thought of you and the friendship that you girls have:)
    Friendship is a treasure chest
    of golden memories,
    Where two hearts share the riches
    and understanding holds the keys.
    And if each heart deposits
    lovely thoughts and actions here,
    The treasure grows more valuable
    with every passing year.

    • sms77 February 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

      Nice poem, Mom:)

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