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3 mile official time 28:29<br>
That was good for 3rd in my AG (40-45)<br><br>
This turned out to be a fantastic family event for us. They have 3 and 10 mile runs, plus a 1 mile kids’ run. I ran the 3 mile, my husband ran the 10 mile, and both my daughters ran the 1 mile.<br><br>
I awoke to rain, so decided we’d better be prepared to get wet. I outfitted our truck with blankets and pillows for the kids to hang out while DH and I ran. I also made sure there were lots of dry clothes and shoes to change into after the run. It turned out to be good thinking.<br><br>
The 3 and 10 mile runs were both out-and-back with a common start and start time. As we took off I told my husband, “See you after 10 miles” and he ran off ahead of me. (This, I’ll note, was about 10 minutes after he polished off a cream-filled donut, to the horror of everyone around him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad">).<br><br>
The two things I can say about my race is that 1) there wasn’t a flat spot on the course, it was either uphill or downhill. And 2) I ran as hard as I could. I was enormously happy to round the final curve and see the finish line. (The last ½ mile was all uphill).<br><br>
After I finished, I went back to the car to gather the children and walk around a little bit while we waited for DH to finish his race. He was expecting a time of about 1:20, but I told the girls I wasn’t going to start worrying about him until 1:30, since I really thought that donut was going to cause him trouble.<br><br>
When we finally saw him in the distance, I got prepared to take some pictures. It turned out I ran partway to the finish with him. I looked ahead to the finish line and noticed that it said 1:19:XX. I told him that if he really pushed it he could beat 1:20, then I dropped back and let him finish. He did it, with a time of 1:19:13. (I think the clock did not exactly agree with the official time because I thought it said 1:19:38 when I urged DH on). Anyway, he was very happy with his time. (The 10 mile course is as hilly as the 3 mile).<br><br>
Finally it was time for my kids to run. I’d given them a little advice about the course, and warned them that the start, being downhill, was going to be fast. But that they were going to have to run the second half uphill, so save a little for that. They finished close together with one of them achieving a time of 9:48 and the other 10:02. (The one I expected to come in first didn’t).<br><br>
We finished the morning off with the associated barbecue and awards ceremony. I was dumbfounded when they called my name as 3rd in my age group. (Maybe there were only 3 of us running…)<br><br>
All in all it was a terrific morning. The only thing that could have been better was the weather. But the reprieve in the rain coincided with the race festivities, so that was all good.<br><br>
Here we are before the race, trying to stay dry:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/mbelongia/IMG_0242.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Here I am back at the car after my race:<br><img alt="" src="http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/mbelongia/IMG_7207.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Here is DH just after he finished, explaining to me how that donut really helped him out<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">:<br><img alt="" src="http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/mbelongia/IMG_0250.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Here are the girls before the race with the clown (what can I say, it's a tradition):<br><img alt="" src="http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/mbelongia/IMG_0246.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
This is my one daughter just after she came in at 10:02 (not feeling great, can you tell?):<br><img alt="" src="http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/mbelongia/IMG_0261.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Finally, here are my two daughters with their finisher ribbons:<br><img alt="" src="http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/mbelongia/IMG_0263.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
Thanks for reading!
 

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runinbehind - what a wonderful morning you had with your family! Great race and 3rd AG win! I enjoyed the pictures too!
 

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Marie, sounds like a great family event. ^5 to all of you! Nice photos.<br><br>
So your Achilles did not bother you?
 

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What a grand family day, Marie. (But what is up with the pre-race <i>doughnut</i>?)<br><br>
Congrats on your 3rd place. You must be so proud of your girls (I am too).
 

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Congrats Marie, on a great race and AG award and congrats to the runninbehind girls and husband as well. Your family looks nice and good to see the whole family involved in this event. Thanks for sharing the pictures, as it's nice to put faces to the people involved.<br><br>
I haven't eaten a "creme filled donut" in years, but after your husbands speedy performance, I'm considering one prior to my next race.<br><br>
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What a fabulous report, and an awesome family day! And great race runinb, congrats on the AG. Loved the pics.<br><br>
I could eat a donut before a longish race like a 10-miler, but not before a 5K. I eat donuts every Friday morning, so I'm in practice for it. It's my reward for not killing any of my co-workers that week... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Great report and pics! Looks like a fun morning <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Congrats!
 

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Thanks for the kind words, everyone. We did truly have a great time. As for my achilles, Millbot, it was fine. In fact, it has never hurt while I've run...I most notice it when I get out of bed in the morning.
 

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What a great report to read! Such a fun family event and you all are just pictures of health and fitness (we'll forget about that donut part!). congratulations on such a good time on a hilly course! and your husband's time! wow!!
 

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Hey Runinbehind- My wife(tonya921) and I ran that race back in october too. We are in Omaha. Good report...it was one hilly sucker. Wife won overall female in the 10 mile...and I won 1st AG 20-29 men. Are you in ORC? we just moved here in May and we are thinking about joining in 08'. Good to see someone from the neighborhood on here. Merry Christmas.
 

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Great running RinB family.<br>
Loved the report with all the photos.<br>
Glad the rain didn't dampen your spirits<br>
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Hi, Phill. I "know" your wife...or, I know <i>of</i> her. We both ran the Go Girl run on Labor Day...as you know, she won. Nice job to both of you on your Richfield performance.<br><br>
I <i>just</i> joined the ORC in October. I don't really know anyone yet, but I think I'll run the Chiller Challenge at the end of January. <a href="http://www.omaharun.org/running/applications/2008Chiller.pdf" target="_blank">Here</a> is the race application. If you register before Jan 19, you can get a family membership and run the race for the bargain price of $25. (That doesn't include a t-shirt, but sounds like a deal to me).<br><br>
One of my 2008 goals is to get more involved in the running club. As noted above, my husband also runs...maybe we'll be seeing you around.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"> What he is sitting on is called a c-h-a-i-r.
 
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