Friday, June 26, 2009

5K

So, I did something "mean". For my sister's birthday I signed her up to run the South Ogden "fun run" 5K with me. And you know what, it wasn't fun.
It was a BLAST!!
She totally kicked my booty, and it was still fun. And now little Miss Sarah, who claimed growing up that she didn't like sports all that much, is running another 5K next weekend, and the weekend after that . . .

Love ya sis, it really was fun!!

And my cute little family was AWESOME! They went along the entire race route and wrote messages to us on the street with chalk. Things like "We Love You", "Run Fast", "Run Faster", and my favorite "RUN UP THE HILL".

The race goes right past our house, so they sat outside on the curb cheering all 400 runners on. They banged pots and pans, sprayed people with the hose, and blew the bull horn. (You could hear the horn around the corner and down the street) Everyone loved it. Especially me!

9 comments:

Josh said...

Sounds like your kids had a great time cheering people on.

Jen Jenkins said...

Way to go! But, if you start talkin about 'life is like a box of chocolates'...I'm gonna be worried! xoxo

The Ormsbys down under said...

That is AWESOME!! Congrats again on another great run... so wonderful to hear how the kids "participated" too!
Love you all....178 days!!

Jana said...

I loved all the things they wrote on the ground. I didn't realize it was them until the end when they wrote their names. Such a cute little family!!!

Tara said...

Elly has a marathon next weekend: I hate running, but good on you!!!!

rick said...

that is sooo cool! :)
PS- Nathan: Of the the project managers at my work, who i deal with everyday is Brendan Katene. He went on his mission with you and has heaps of photos and stories about you guys! It's a small world! He says that you were one of the coolest and funniest dudes he's meet.

Shannon said...

I love that they wrote things on the race route. I wish I would have been there!

Celeste said...

Woo Woo! Way to go! I love your family. You make me smile!

Rodriguez Family said...

yay Jen, you're so amazing! You've almost inspired me to get off the couch...almost!