The day finally arrived! The race we have been training our Sole2Soul Sisters for for 10 weeks! Their first 5K race! They did AWESOME!!!!!! I was so proud of them! Being a part of this has been an amazing experience for me! To know that I have shared my passion with such a great group of ladies is such a blessing! And I have formed so many new friendships through this!
Today, I ran with my new friend Eva. Her goal was to run the whole time and finish under 40 minutes. She DID IT!!!! She finished in 39:02!!! I had so much fun encouraging her along the way...although I am sure she wanted to hit me many times lol! The route was a lot of fun! We ran in one lane of the causeway. We ran over a bridge (that was a first for me) and it was beautiful looking over and seeing Mobile Bay! The only bad thing is it was very very hot and the water stops ran out of water!!! But we made it! I guzzled down TWO bottles of water right after because I was so thirsty! I had such a great time today and I felt like a momma watching all her children cross that finish line!
Group Shot of the 46 ladies that ran today!!! Looking good in our purple shirts and bondi bands!!! (Picture by Michelle Thomas)
My amazing running partners! Jennifer, Christina, Katrina, me, and Laura! (Picture by Emily Peak)
Susanne, me, and Eva...Mile 1!
Finally...a picture of me RUNNING!!!
Paige and me before the race!
My boys welcoming me home after the race!
It's been a great day! Waking up early in the morning for another long run...10 miles!!!