John took this picture in the morning before I left. The shirt says Cherry Creek Fitness Festival. I have owned many shirts with the words "Cookie" and "Ice Cream" on them,but this was my first shirt with thword "Fitness." Notice Scooby at the bottom of photo. Having been my training partner,
he wanted to go too but I had to tell him no.
My sis-in-law Lory picked me up and we went to the event.
First stop, pick up our numbers. (The fitness people call them bibs.) :0)
I was number 572!
What a sweet surprise! I ran into Chris Richards, a friend from
my writing group, who was also walking in her first 5K!
We're ready! I told Lory that when the race started she should
feel free to run or walk ahead of me. She told me she came to
support me and was going to stay with me the entire way. What a great friend!
We passed these guys and I began saying out loud, "I'm not going
to need you. I'm not going to need you." :0)
The Fitness Festival had a few booths to facillitate
the fun feeling. How's that for alliteration?
Smoky Hills High School Band played the national anthem.
There it is! The Start!
I can do this!
We'd just rounded a corner, and I noticed there were
many folks behind me. This was a surprise to me. A nice surprise.
When we neared the finish, Lory said, "Let's finish strong!" So I
jogged the last part. She ran ahead by the finish line to take my Rocky
picture. Can't you just hear that music? :0)
I finished in 54 minutes!
Lory and I after the race - Victors!
We never know what we can accomplish until we try!