Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Chick-Fil-A 5K 2009

On Labor Day, our family joined the Mims Family plus 1600 other runners and participated in the Chick-Fil-A 5K in Memphis. This marked the 4th year our family has run this race! The day was very hot, but all of the runners did well. I chose not to run this race since I had just completed the 14.2 miler the day before, so I watched Leah, Sam, Jared, and Avery while everyone else ran.
a group photo before the race

seeing the Chick-Fil-A cow on our way into the Redbird Stadium
The race's finish line is inside the stadium.

The children playing on the dugout while we were waiting for the runners.
I saw one of my college friends at the race, and her little boy played with our children for a while.
Everyone ran a great race! Clay pushed himself harder than he ever had before! Go Clay! He beat his last year's time by 5 minutes! This course is not an easy one.
My brother, Rhett, and Clay---both hot and tired after the race!

Lynn and her running partner, Carson

When everyone was finished running, we all met up at the refreshments area. The runners enjoyed chicken sandwiches, pizza, donuts, and all kinds of other snacks.

Me and Clay

Kelly and Lynn

Sam enjoying a rice krispie treat!

Lynn and I waiting for race results

The medal winners!
Julie--2nd, Olivia--3rd

Trying to get a final family photo. Sam and Leah were having some issues!

quarreling in action!

The Children
Look at Sam's face!
The overall female winner ran the race in 17:41 minutes! Wow! Even more impressive is that she was the female winner of the Tupelo Marathon the day before! With a time of 2 hrs., 46 min.! Wow! That is 26.2 miles!
After the awards ceremony, we all met at Smoothie King for a nutritious lunch, then we travelled home to rest!

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving the action shot of Leah and Sam ALMOST as much as the one of them crying at the beach! Ha!