In October Kathleen ran her first 5K race! She started in an after school program called Go Far, which is training to run a 5K. Her first race was supposed to be November 4th (which she will still be running in along with Hayley :-) But then her teacher let them know this race was coming up and she wanted to give it a try so we were supportive of her in doing so :-)
These were a few pictures we took before the race. As you can see it was an overcast day, yet not too hot so a perfect day for running.
Jerry has always loved to run as well and was super excited when Kathleen took up interest in it also. He's had some set backs to training with foot problems and surgeries... but he still hopes to one day run a marathon. Despite the doctors advising him against it. But I know Jerry if there's a will there's a way. :-)
My sister was in town to visit my dad for his birthday so she was able to watch her too. It was great to have her there!
Hayley, always supportive of her little sister.... was able to get a good picture of her and my sister Kim.
One of the men in the race saw us taking pictures and brought the cones over and told the girls to hold them for the picture... they were laughing...
My dad was there showing his support too. We are so happy to have him close by! I know my mom was there in spirit but we sure missed her presence....
We have always been a very close family.... I pray that never changes :-)
This is one of Kathleen's teachers and also her coach, Mrs. Mosher... a very nice lady and very supportive. She ran the race also!
New shirt and goodie bag!
On your marks..... get set..... and ready to run!!!!!
But first a big smile for dad :-)
There was a lady next to us that took this picture on her phone and sent it to me and I just love it so much!!!
Afterwards she was pretty tired out and sat down to refuel :-)
The big news is she won FIRST place for her age group in the girl's category!! First time she's ever run the race and she takes first. We are so incredibly proud of her!!!!
She even won the raffle drawing and got a nice candle :-)
I know you were watching over her mom... we miss and love you every day but even more so on these events and things that we are so used to sharing with you.....
So very, very, proud of you Kathleen!!! You did an amazing job!!! Second race this weekend and it's even bigger than this one :-)