The Best Race Yet

Jed’s trophy!

Handsome boys I’ve got, don’t you think!

Sat. morning the alarm didn’t go off at 5:10am as it was supposed to.  Luckily I had been dreaming about running a 1/2 marathon where there were pear tarts, and apple pie, and all sorts of goodies that I ate at every stop.  Pretty soon I couldn’t run anymore.  All I could do was waddle and I still had 11 miles to go.  It was a frightening dream.  I woke up because of the stress the dream was causing and luckily I was only 5 minutes behind schedule.  Yeah!   Good thing I had everything laid out in advance.  I was ready in a couple of minutes as well as James, and Jed.  Yes you heard it right……James and Jed ran with me too.  

I’ve run a few 1/2 marathons with my running gals, but my boys decided to join me this year.  I was glad since I’m a bit slower than years past and I thought James and Jed could stay back with me.  I don’t know why, but I’ve been sucking wind the last few weeks and I didn’t want to hold the other girls back. Um, maybe it’s the homemade marshmallows, or Lomond View Peanut Butter bars or other delectable treats I’ve been sampling. Just a thought:)  James ran with me the whole time and Jed just took off at his own pace.  He did awesome!!  1 hour and 54 mins. and 3rd place in his age division!  Isn’t that great!!  James and I came in a bit later, but I was so happy for Jed who cares if I was slow.  Colette and Wendy were cheering me on across the finish line, I saw my best friend from when I was in elementary, and her mom who was one of my favorite YW leaders!  I love days like that. 


  1. Anonymous says

    Good job guys! My mom just told me that my dad finished a 1/2 in 1 hour 40 min… and he runs fast, so good job Jed! Wish I was there to watch! :)

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