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Sunday, May 9, 2010

I Did It!

Happy Mother's Day to you all! I hope you're relaxing in exactly the manner you planned for today, whatever that may be!

I wanted to share with you my weekend accomplishment.... No it doesn't have anything to do with gardening but I'm still proud of myself! We ran 3.1 miles and it went very well. I went from a couch potato (computer, really) to a 5K runner in 8 weeks. The program is 9 weeks but I only had eight to do it in. Great program if anyone else is interested and if I can do it, anyone can~

There I am, out in the crush, doing something stupid with my arm! (Still not sure what that is.) We waited for 10 minutes or so to even start since the pile of people didn't begin to move for quite a while. The problem with that logic was then we had to pass them all, which my friend and running partner said was like playing Frogger with humans.

Here we are after the race. We timed ourselves since this was the Race for the Cure and it wasn't really a race, just a great cause. We finished in 31:41, which really was good considering all the bobbing and weaving we had to do to miss running into people.

Mindy's daughter (whom, I might add, did not train for this) ran the whole thing and in front of us! The strength of youth is somewhat staggering to me. We had fun and it went really fast since there was so much to look at. People watching is the best!

NEXT POST: Gardening, I promise. Scout's Honor, really.


  1. Fantastic, terrific, good for you! It's such an accomplishment.

    I do know what you mean about youth, though. I played Ultimate frisbee with my daughter the other day. Oy.

  2. YAY, Heather! Makes you feel all proud, doesn't it? I used to walk 2-5 miles every day, but slacked off in the last couple of years. I sure can feel a difference, as have stiff muscles and no stamina now.

  3. Awesome!!! Congratulations to you!!!

  4. Yay for you! What a great cause. Looked like great weather too :)

  5. Hi Heather! I'm glad you're back. Thank you for your comment on my blog.

    Congrats on the race. Nice job. I so get what you're saying about the strength of youth. When I was younger I ran a lot and when I see people running, that thrill comes back to me for a second. You are proof we can accomplish whatever we set our mind to doing. Kudos to you, friend!

  6. Yeah, you did it! It must have felt so good to finish. Now when is the next one? :)

  7. What fun Heather! Great running time. I know when there are so many people in a race it takes a while just to get going, so your time was probably actually better than that.

    Vanessa and I are doing the Great Potato half marathon this coming Saturday. Wish us luck!

  8. Congratulations Heather!! I'm impressed :) That's not an easy thing to do and you did it!

  9. Hi Heather! We must be neighbors (relatively speaking). We're just out of New Meadows, and my guess is you're further down 95. I'd love to meet your pygmy goats. I'm pretty sure we don't need them and also that eventually we'll get them. Must be the lack of babies in the household. Our email is; please let me know if you'd be able to meet sometime to talk goat (or anything else, for that matter). Great blog! Mary

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We started this blog in Feb. of 2009 to help us stay motivated and to track our progess in the garden. We live on 5 acres surrounded by Idaho farmland. We have wildlife galore and are attempting to attract more in the bird catagory. This is our journal. Welcome!


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