02 September 2008

you want red faced? you got it!

if i run down the hall my face turns red. it's something to depend upon.
ok, here's ambrose to tell the tale of our big race:
we got to cruise around before the race. i thought i would help my mom warm up by making her chase me all around the parking lot.

during the run i let my dad chase me around.

after thirty minutes had passed (i'm an excellent judge of time for my age) my mom came back and i was so excited to see her i ran up to her with a huge grin on my face and it made her cry. she is so so weird.



after i got my mom back a really nice lady insisted on taking our family portrait even though no one in my family really wanted their picture taken just then.

mostly i just wanted all the treats they gave my mom after- like this jamba juice:

well, she finished 3.1 miles in 30 minutes and 30 seconds and her mile average was 9 minutes and 50 seconds, which she is OK with for her first race, but feels like she will do better next time. she told me that running with a bunch of dorks that take themselves too seriously and some nice people is way different than running by herself or with me around our neighborhood. she is excited to do it again. i am too! but first i need to rest, what a big day, i'm all tuckered out!

17 comments:

echo said...

hooray for finishing your first race!! i hope to join you on the next one. oh, and ditto on the whole red face thing. i am the same way. so embarrassing.

Melissa said...

haha, I am exactly the same way as you two with the red faced deal.

good job stef. I think I will be going next time around...we'll see.

looks like you all had fun!

The Dillinghams said...

Well I am very impressed! Great job. I wish I could be that motivated and in shape. You are inspiring me to get my butt up and workout!

star said...

Three cheers for Steph!!! You are super! By the way, you don't have a butt. Lucky!

Carrie said...

look at those legs! wowee! you are a hot mama! oh and good job on your race. :)

Natalie said...

Awesome Steph!! I love that Ambrose was running toward you at the end. You are inspiring.

Roeckers said...

awesome job!! Running can be addicting be careful ;)

Emily said...

Yeay! I think an under-10-minute-mile is great! I wish I wish I wish I did it with you! I'll have to post pictures of my first race! (whenever that is). oh, envy.

diana palmer said...

in the words of jamie prigmore, boo ya grandma (not that you look like a grandma). what a fantastic narrative. you had to have noticed the sassy look ambrose was giving the camera in the nobody wanted their picture taken family portrait. hahahaha

i'm touched thinking of you crying at the sight of ambrose running toward you.

diana palmer said...

in the words of jamie prigmore, boo ya grandma (not that you look like a grandma). what a fantastic narrative. you had to have noticed the sassy look ambrose was giving the camera in the nobody wanted their picture taken family portrait. hahahaha

i'm touched thinking of you crying at the sight of ambrose running toward you.

liko said...

hooray for steph!! red-faced?? i don't see that in your pictures at all! despite how tan i look, i get really red in the face, too. seriously. i thought your time was really good, i think i run/walk a 20 min. mile, give or take a few...we will see if i can improve on that...

In.A.Nutshell said...

i love the way you did this post. muy bueno.

and congrats to you woman!!

melissa said...

thanks for the red face. i get that too.

boo face mcjones said...

awesome. i want to come to the next race. will you fly me out?

modestmuse said...

Congratulations! You are so fit. I like your ponytail & Ambrose's face in the photo where you're holding him. Like Liko said, I too get an unusually red face for how tan I am -- it really alarms people.

Kahilau said...

Congrats on finishing your first race. WAY TO GO! You look great and what a fabulous example you are to all of us other moms out there!

Bille said...

good going Stephanie! YOur gams look mmm ,mmm, good.