Thursday, November 13, 2008

Run for Darfur

Heidi asked me last week if I wanted to run a 5k for a country in need in Africa. Well, I love all things Africa and said yes! Regardless of the fact that I've only run 3 time in the past month, and Heidi runs 8 minute miles almost every morning. The morning of the race came and it was cold and raining, but off we went. The race was small and fun, and I did my best to keep up with Heidi for the first minute or so, but then my legs just wouldn't keep up. Try as I may, I could not get my body to move fast enough to stay up with her. So I thought to myself "good riddance!" and slowed way down and enjoyed myself a nice little 3 mile run. I don't know my time, so don't ask, but it was slow. I was just thrilled to have run in it. So after the race we were waiting around for the announcement of the winners, because Heidi has a hunch that she may have placed in the top 3 in her age group. Well, sure enough they start to read the winners and she's not called 3rd, and then she's not called 2nd, and then I heard it, "and in 1st place, Heidi B.!!!!! AHHHH! To say I was thrilled is an understatement. As she walked up to receive her fancy dollar store blue ribbon I yelled, "THAT'S MY SISTER!!!!" She was thoroughly embarrassed, and I was feeling on top of the world, like I was the one that had just one 1st place and not 101st. It was a fun morning to be sure! 118

Heidi and Brittany showing off their fancy 1st place ribbons121

WHOO HOOOO!!

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7 comments:

Troy and Jana Withers said...

way to go on your run! It's fun to participate and that's awesome that your sister won! :)
It looks like you had a fun halloween and got lots of candy!! I love all the costumes.

THE REBER FAMILY said...

Way to go steph....I love to boast in other peoples grand accomplishments since I am usually the one tripping over my shoelaces!

Kelsey said...

I like that you say it was a nice LITTLE 3 mile run. I tried to run to the end of the block the other day and only made it halfway. I guess my goal of running the Salt Lake City Marathon in April is out of the question huh?

Heidi said...

Just a few clarifications: I got first place in my division, not overall, and there weren't a ton of runners. Don't want to give anyone the wrong idea. I did, however, get a bit embarrassed when Steph gave me such a big cheer but loved that she was so excited for me. What an awesome sister.

Sarah said...

Too cool! Way to go Stephanie for doing the run! That's awesome!

Danielle said...

Way to go! What a fun thing to do.

brenda said...

Sounds like you are my kind of runner, Steph! I would have kept you company!

BTW, you are still watching Maia on Monday, right? 10:30 to 3:45? I know it's a long long time and I'll owe you. :0)