Sunday, April 11, 2010

Santa Cruz 10k Results and Pictures

We ran in the Santa Cruz 10k today. My mom, grandma (she'll be 75 next month), my sister, and I decided to do this together! Last Saturday my mom unfortunately hurt herleft leg just below her knee. She was devistated over this because she was really looking forward to the 10k. She had been training hard and was looking at being able to finish within 1 hour and 30 mins.
She went on and decided to partake in the event and was told that if she could make it to a first aid station and couldn't go any further then they would bring her back down. I was very proud of my mom even though I was worried at the same time about her leg. Any how she did have to be taken back down the hill and was able to slowly walk across the finish line to 3 paramedics waiting for her. The volunteers that helped her out were awesome and I wish I knew their names!
So here goes:
My mom: walked a total of 3 miles in 1 hour and 15 minutes (with a hurt leg).
My Grandma: finished the 6.2 miles in 1 hour and 49 minutes.
She placed 1,091 out of 1,114 competitors. She averaged 17:40 minutes per mile!
She also placed 3rd in her age division....Grandma Rocks!
My Sister: finished in 1 hour and 5 minutes.
She placed 609 out of the 1,114 competitors. She averaged 10:36 minutes per mile!
Me: I finished in 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Placed 754 out of 1,114 competitors. I also averaged 11:20 minutes per mile!
I am extremely proud of all of us and we couldn't have done it without the support of eachother, our friends, and our family!

3 minutes until race time!

coming into the finish line

Yay! I did it! I started to tear up here.

Bad Pic: Happy but very tired...

Kara with my mom at the first aid station.

Here come's my Grandma!!

She did it!!! Did I mention she is going to be 75 next month! She rocks!

The after: It was raining but all worth it! Like my mom's cute little ice pack?

Can't wait to do it next year. My dad, brother-in-law, nieces and nephew, and Miss Sally Rawlings are going to join us!

Friday, April 09, 2010

New Capris and The Ring Spins!

Ok so since I've been working out I have seen some wonderful success! I feel good about myself and have learned quite a bit about nutrition too!

I am happy to say that as of yesterday morning I am down 11 pounds!

Got a new pair of capri pants today....1 size smaller than before..

Oh and my wedding ring totally spins on my finger!

Here is a picture of the kiddos from a couple weeks ago. They were enjoying some fun dip!

They dressed themselves too..just so they could go outside. If you notice Michael's shirt is on backwards! He would not let me change it at all.....stubborn little man!