Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Kathleen's First 5K Race

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 :-)



Carol Slater said...

Congratulations to such a sweet young lady. First place in her first race- I am sure that she is ecstatic!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations to your precious daughter! It looks like she had a great time and I'm guessing there will be more races in your future {{smiles}}

Hugs to you, dear Jill!

Barb said...

Hi Jill~

Way to go, Kathleen!!! I am proud of her as well, she is just a little go-getter, I love that! What a fun way to spend the day, you and your beautiful family, your sister and your amazing father...and mom watching with and over you. I love days like that. I can sure tell you and your sister are...sisters! My little sister and I spend every Wednesday together with my sweet mother, who is in a memory care facility. But, at least once while we're together, someone asks us if we are twins... :0)

Thanks for sharing your day with us!

Hugs and Love,

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Congratulations to your sweet Kathleen! I love how supportive your whole family is of each other! It's really special. Wonderful family photos and love the one of Kathleen in full throttle. So nice to have your Dad and Sis there, too. xx Karen

Dianna said...

Jill, please tell Kathleen how proud I am of her! Way to go...first race, first place! It was good to see pictures of your sister also. It is incredible how much alike you both look. :) I'm so glad your dad is close by because I am sure that you help one another through the passing of your sweet mama. xx

McVal said...

How awesome that she came in first place too! What a great way to stay in shape too! She will value this hobby for a long time...

Carrie B. said...

Congrats to Kathleen!! That's awesome! I had hoped to run a 5k this Fall too - but never got it in the books. Maybe the Spring though. Kathleen has inspired me. ;)

Have a blessed weekend! Xoxo

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

It was wonderful to catch up with what your family is up to. Great job, Kathleen! Love what a supportive family you have

Julie said...

Way to go Kathleen!! I am so very proud of you. You are an amazing young lady with such an impressive and awesome family. You keep up the great work and love.
Blessings to you all.

Red Rose Alley said...

Way to go, Kathleen! You look so happy and confident in these pictures.