Start2Finish Event Management and Move it Memphis, 10K

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I loved running downtown Memphis this morning

The start line, about 800+ runners

Jackie and Martin questioning why I took this photo

My two knee braces and my two Ultras, they were good at 11:15 am

A shout out to Start 2 Finish Events, we've done many of their events,
they always do a professional job.  It was a great race today!
Saturday, February 26, 2011

Well, I'm back in the saddle.  Kara, Sarah Jane Bradshaw Martin and Ashley Boeckmann King are all entered in this Sunday's Little Rock Marathon Relay.  Each of us have to take either a 5.8. 6.2, 6.8 or 7.8 leg of the run.  I ran this morning with Jackie and Martin in Downtown Memphis putting up an average time for a 6.2 race of 61 minutes.  It was the first time I've ran with dual knee braces and yes I noticed a ton of looks and smirks.  And when we got out of the car, a lady parked next to us before the race remarked, "Uh, so you have a knee problem..."  I was totally self conscious anyway but it helped my knees even though my "good" knee ached more than my bad one.  So ladies, I'll have to take at least the 6.2 or 6.8 leg.  Fire up for Sunday!  I'm also thrilled that Chloe and Whit are doing the Kids Marathon Saturday in Little Rock.  It's such a great "seed" to plant in their minds about the benefits of exercise and that THEY can do a marathon.  I noticed here in Wynne with our local kids marathon that just the word "marathon" intimidates so many people, my self included.  Just get out there, quit doubting yourself and getter done.  I mean seriously people!  If this old, overweight diabetic can, you can too! 

And I just love the Start 2 Finish races, they do a fantastic job...they do the Mighty Mite Triathlon in Forrest City too (and the canoe father/son volunteers saved my life last year!)!

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait until you go to europe and have the real beer over there. You won't be able to drink that piss water anymore!