Well this weekend was a first. Shannon and I entered the Newtown 5K race. We just walked it, but tried to keep a challenging pace. We wanted to run part of it, but they made it clear that if we were signed up as walkers, we were not allowed to run.
Originally Andy was going to run it and we were going to volunteer to work it (our church was providing the volunteers), but he had a conflicting golf tournament. At CCD camp, students were encouraged to participate, so Shannon asked if we could enter, so we did!
It was so much fun, and so competitive! I was so impressed by the number and quality of the runners. There were over 600 people who participated and the winning times were smokin' fast! The man who came in first out of all the walkers was 70 years old and had a time of around 29 minutes. That's for three and a tenth miles. That's a blistering walking pace!
I have pics, but after getting a new computer, I'm having a bit of trouble with exporting and plug-ins and all sorts of technical difficulties, so I'll post the pics later today.
We saw a bunch of old friends, made a bunch of new friends, got a bunch of exercise, and had a wonderful time. Next year the whole family is going to do it, and we're all going to run it instead of walk it.
In other news.....
Things are kind of nuts around here. Well, it feels that way to me. School starts in a little over a week and in the meantime, I feel like I'm juggling plates, I've got so much to keep track of - doctor, ortho, dentist, orientations, parent nights, sports practices, etc. The big dog houseguest is taking a bit more work than I had planned, I'm back to working out nearly every day, and I'm putting together a family slideshow from our trip to the Outer Banks where I'm trying to sort through the vacation pics of a huge number of people. I've got photo shoots coming up and assorted other things....
Anyhow, I feel like the plates are spinning and dropping on me. Something has got to give, so I've decided to take a blog vacation starting this Wednesday, until the Tuesday after Labor Day. That's September 8th. In the meantime, I'll still be posting recipes on Tuesday, and I may be putting up pics now and then, but I'm not sure.
So it's a leap of faith to take a big break like this, but right now I need to trim some things down in addition to my expanding waistline. I hope you'll all come back when I come back, but keep checking in on Tuesdays so that you have something to cook for your family on Wednesday. Tomorrow I'm posting a delish recipe that I created via a happy accident.