Tuesday, October 12, 2010


My husband and I made a trip to Atlanta last week to visit our daughter and her family. When I told her we were coming she found a 5K race for us to do on Saturday morning. It was the Athletes Helping Athletes and all proceeds went to the Greyhound Adoption Association. I have to say this was one of the best 5K's I've done. The people were great and it was just over 200 runners. When we got our packet we were also given the name of our " Phantom" Greyhound running mate, mine was Slick. As we lined up for the start the dogs were along side the road we would be going out on. There was a person dressed as a rabbit riding in a convertible to start the race. Besides Katy and me there were her friends Tricia and Tonya, so the four of us lined up somewhat together but I knew they were all faster than me and soon would be ahead. This was an out and back race and included some pretty good hills. The weather was perfect, the hills were hard, the race was fun. We all ended up with great times. Tricia took second place over all and received a dog dish. Tonya placed third in her age group, Katy was ninth in her age group out of 50 and I placed first in my age group with a time of 35:22, a new PR. Another neat thing , the bibs are seed paper bibs and can be planted.
I loved the shirts, long sleeve tech. It will be perfect if we start getting cooler weather.

Katy meets her dog Max.

I meet Slick again after the race.

The four of us celebrate after the race. We were all happy with our times.

In the winners circle with my dog and medal.


Amy said...

You rock, Mom!!! I love the pictures - especially the one of you with your greyhound - you look tiny!

Mark said...

That's great you were able to get the picture with the dog.
Congrats on new PR!