Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!

We had a fun "1st" today! We went to the First Annual Laguna Hills Half Marathon/5k. It was really fun and noooo I did not run (this time) but Mandy did! She had a blast - this is her thing! The kids race was 1/2 mile and she was pumped - We had to buy her new shoes & she could hardly sleep last night!
Waiting for Jeff to come in from his 1/2 marathon!! (He had his best time by the way)

At the starting line...................

GOOOOOOO Mandy!!!!!!!!!

She took 3rd place overall and 1st girl!

Congrats to all the runners! (Cathi got her best time also!)

It was fun running with the Reynolds also, and thanks Dave for putting this whole thing on - it was a great success

I'm a very proud Momma! Not so much because she did well but because she really put her heart into it. Her Daddy always told her she was a fast runner and that she would be in the Olympics some day! Well I don't know about that, but I know that every time she runs she is thinking about what he told her. I tell her that it's not about winning but about enjoying it! Doing her personal best - no one will ever ask for more (this goes for all aspects of her life). I pray she doesn't put too much pressure on herself - but is grateful when she does do her best!

This was her first real race and I have a feeling it won't be her last - she said she's ready for the 5k in July! Which means I need to be ready also - yikes!

Happy Memorial Day!

Prayers to all who are serving right now!

Heartfelt thanks to those who have served!


Kristen said...

Yeah Mandy! Great job on your race!

Nyla said...

Awesome job Mandy!

Joyful Weddings & Events said...

yay! go mandita! I'm so proud of her!