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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Finished the Race!


I DID IT! I finished my first ever 5k walk! Not the greatest time but found out I wasn't last either! Yea! There were 4 of us but soon there was only 2 of us! LOL! Two in our party had a faster pace...off they went. Cora and I not as fast, stayed together chatting the whole way. It was surely lovely to be out this brisk morning...man was it FREEZING this morning. But soon the sun was up and so, was my spirits! The excitment all around us was incrediable.

Just a cute shot! I thought it was fun and cute to put all of our feet together!

These people in front of us were our pacers...getting to see their lovely wings flutter in the wind this morning was sure fun!

And part of the race lead us to an area that I had never been. On the River Walk! It was gorgous to see and smell clean fresh air. I had a blast with my racing buddies. We have decided to rename our group the "Scrapbookers in Action" (that will be in the front) and on the back it will read "scrapbook this!". I know..I know only scrapbookers humor! But it will be fun to be a little team and encourage and inspire others to get up off their duff and enjoy the RACE!
With much love,

29 comments:

PAT said...

Congratulations Robyn!! I enjoyed seeing the photos. The one of your feet is great!

Pat

Junie Moon said...

How wonderful, Robyn, congratulations! I'm so inspired by this. Each year I always plan to work towards doing the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Walk/Run but always seem to have some physical challenge preventing me from joining. This year I'm going to do it. I'm going to keep you in mind as well as Kelli at Africankelli as my role models.

Karen Erickson said...

Congrats on finishing the race! I see you live in Sacramento - I love that town! I lived there for a while and went to Sac State. Grew up in Redding, now live closer to Fresno. So we're kinda neighbors, LOL.

Rosemary said...

Congrats to you Robyn!! Good for you!!
Thanks for the showing us the pictures.
Have a wonderful day!!
Rosemary

INNER VOICES said...

rock on!!! the last 5k i ran i didnt do too bad either. 150th place. eight minute miles or something? it was raining and i did drink/carry a one liter of coca-cola during the race. i was the only one (as far as i could see) who had a smoke afterwards... anyways kudos to you on running!!! did you have any wings?

Leah said...

Good on you, Robyn! That sounds like a lot of fun. I guess your leg is feeling a bunch better? That's very very good news.

It's freezing in Brooklyn today too, but tomorrow we'll be in Texas where it's in the '80s!!!

xo

All Pink girl said...

Well done Robyn ,huge congrats ,so prode of you ,Dawnxx

Suzanne said...

HELLO HONEY!!!!! You did it. Congrats! I'm so proud. I was going to, but didn't want to do it alone. Can I do it next year with you and the gals? Hope so. You didn't run, right? You walked. I'd like to walk, not run. Well, even if you run, I'm walking!!!

The photos are wonderful. Love the walkers in front of you with butterfly wings. Amazing.

I hope your legs are better. Please write when you have time.

Much love,
Suze XO :)

Suzanne said...

Hi baby. Leah's in Texas and not feeling too wonderful. If you have time, please visit and cheer her up.

XO

Gig said...

Congrats on a great race!!
Love the pics of the wings and everyone's feet!!

I love to walk, but we still have too much snow and ice to be outside walking without falling. I am looking forward to Spring weather, hopefully soon.

Hugs
Debbie

Skiingred said...

Whoo hoo for the race! Way to go! Better than I could do at this point :)

How do you get in the swaps? I'm not that great at some projects, but I do like to get crafty -- this would be a cool summer project.

Skeeter said...

Congrats! It's a great finish and miles better than I could have done. Best wishes to you!

Scrappy Jessi said...

you go girl!!!
i mean race girl!
love the butterfly wings of insoiration! im doing that this oct for brast cancer walk, wearing pink fairy wings. how fabulous!!!
oxoxox,
jessi

paige said...

yeah for you!!
cute idea on the shirts too
xo

Julie said...

Great job on your charity walk.

I was catching up on your blog and the story about Glacier just about brought me to tears. I am so glad that he was returned to you safly!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Robyn, congratulations to you! Yep, gotta love the snap of the feet! Were they tired and sore when you were done? I bet you feel so good about doint it. I'm impressed!

Mr. Shife said...

Way to go. Sounds like you had a fun time.

'54Bomber said...

Hey Robyn,
Congratulations on finishing the race. I liked the photos.
Happy Easter to you and the family.
Mark.
P.S. I have 'visited' Sacramento via your earlier post, Sat. March 8 several times :)
M.

Tanya said...

CONGRATULATIONS Robyn!!!!! That is awesome.

bindhiya said...

Dear Robyn,

Happy Easter to you and family!

♥ & ((hugs))
bindi

Lolly Jane said...

Hi Robyn! Check our blog for the {lucky} WiNNeR! ;)

Sandra Evertson said...

Wow! Congrats!
Great photos too!
Sandra Evertson

My Paper World said...

Congrats Robyn! I LOVE the feet shot!
have a great weekend!
Hugs
Nicola xx

Cecile said...

That sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of work. I too love the pictures. Have a great weekend.

Sandy said...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment!!
Hope you and your family have a wonderfully blessed Easter!
Blessings,
Sandy :)

Gig said...

I hope that you and Jim have a wonderful and blessed Easter!!

Rest those legs...

Hugs and love,
Debbie

Suzanne said...

You might want to go over to Bri's and get in on the fun. Only you can make it truly brilliant! XO

Skeeter said...

With this milestone accomplished, what's the next challenge? Can't wait to read about it!

domestic goddess said...

wohoo well done hun!!!!!!