Sunday, March 15, 2009


So a year ago Paul, Leah and I attended our very first Saint Patty's Day parade. I noticed then that lots of parade attendees were sporting numbers from the Saint Patty's Day Race that was held earlier that morning. Once upon a time I was a runner (think high school cross country)and seeing those runners made me think "I could do that." So a year ago my 4 month pregnant self announced that running the STL St.Patty's Day five mile race would be my post baby fitness goal!

One year later brings us to yesterday. And yes, I ran the race! We packed up the kids and were out the door at 7:30 to make it down town in time for the 9:00 am start gun. Paul was a sport and kept the kids entertained the 51 minutes it took me to run and even managed to be standing in just the right spot to see me as I ran by.

Thanks to our friends Jason, Jen & Carter who joined us for day. And to Jason & Nancy for running with me.

Leah & Jonah are a little to young to really get the concept of setting goals and then doing what it takes to reach them but I hope yesterday was a bit of good parenting by showing them just one example of someone doing it.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

GOOD FOR YOU!!! I am so proud of you!!!