Saturday, November 5, 2011

Running Again

Friday evening, Mommy headed out to DeBary, Florida (just south of DeLand). Her friend Lisa Degrenia is the pastor there at Community UMC and Lisa along with her husband Ed were part of our trip to England this past summer. They were gracious enough to allow Mommy to come and spend the night with them so that she could run a 5k there on Saturday morning. She joined them for a lovely meal, which their teenage daughter Laura made, and then spent some time reminiscing about the trip and catching up before getting some rest.

Saturday morning Mommy was up by 6:45am and out the door by 7:15 to head to Memorial Park in DeBary for the Rotary Club's race. When she got there she checked in and watched the sun come up from the parking lot. There were about 75 people in the crowd and about half were there for the 5k like Mommy and half were there for the 10k. At 8:00am the races began. The course wound through a residential neighborhood and was a loop out and back. Mostly downhill on the way out, but that uphill on the way back a little harder.

Mommy had three goals again this time: 1) Finish; 2) Run the entire way; and 3) Set a personal best. She once again was able to hit all three, finishing in 35:22 which is 4.34 faster than last time!!!!! She was the 5th woman in her age bracket to finish and the 21st person overall.

Here's a few pictures of the park and one of Mommy that some nice fellow runner took for her.

After the race, Mommy headed back to the Degrenias to grab a shower, change clothes and get one last visit in. She pulled out of DeBary at 10:30am so she could make it back to Ocala in plenty of time for the Block Party that Daddy's church was putting on.

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