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Monday, November 3, 2008

Boy, Was I Surprised??

I have never been so surprised to learn that I had placed in the Food World Senior Bowl Run in Mobile, AL., on Saturday, Nov. 1. There were over 5,000 runners between 3 races and the 5k was heavily participated in. Then as they were giving out the awards, I found out that I had not "placed" in my age group (like I thought) but had become 1 of 9 recipients to win overall!! What an honor! Here are a couple of pictures of me holding my award then a close up of the award. It is very nice and beautifully engraved. My time was 26:42. Everything was perfect: the weather, my new clothing and new running shoes. This will probably never happen again; but I am excited now and want to share this with my friends!

Now, the beautiful award ... (sorry about my reflection; it's the best pic I could get)

Kent did well, too, running a better time than he had in quite some time. He came in 4th place in his age group.


Gretchen Clark said...

thanks for visiting my blog! and leaving some card love;D

jeff and rebecca said...

Wow! How exciting! Isn't it fun to win anything? Especially something like a run that you had to work so hard to do. That is wonderful. Guess what? I put a bid on some cowboy boots for next weekend. I am so pumped about all of that too. We are going to have such fun. Do you have any western wear? I may go in search of something this weekend. See you tomorrow night!

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