Here I was (on the right) at 8:00 a.m. with three of my five running buddies last Sunday on Mother's Day. . .getting ready to run a 5k!! I have to say I LOVED the PINK t-shirts we received this year!!
The morning started out pretty chilly, but once that sun came out and we were into our run, I was really regretting that I'd chosen to wear a long sleeved shirt! Actually, there was no room to complain ....it was a gorgeous day!
(L to R) Linda, Mary, Joan, me!
While waiting with 3,999 other female runners/walkers for the official "start" of the 5K, I took this photo in an attempt to capture just a bit of how HUGE this annual event is. The Mother's Day 5K Run/Walk is put on each year by a local girl's running club, The KC Express. And it is a BLAST !!
I don't have any photos of us actually running, but this was taken after we'd finished!! I think we all look pretty good for having just completed 3.1 miles!
We are holding little papers entitled "Why I'm Doing the Mother's Day 5K?" Our answer...."BECAUSE WE CAN, LADIES!"
I have to add how much more I look forward to these events now that I know one of my running buddies will most likely be there, too.
Part of the fun of this event is all of the great "after the run" food!!! Lots of great items like bagels and bananas and yogurt and chocolate milk just to name a few!
Another item we receive each year is a charm!!! This year. . .we were given the PINK one!! I love these!!!
This year, we also received socks with PINKNESS in the heels and toes.....and our bib numbers were on PINK, too!!
I have to share with you that I also had a huge thrill to find out my time was good enough be first place in my age division. . .and for that I was given those wonderful DICK'S gift certificates!!
The good stuff doesn't stop there!! They always hand out tiaras for the participants, too!! I needed a model for mine and THE STONE RABBIT was only too happy to do that for me!!
Oh, and while it doesn't show up very well in this photo, I also received an awesome little trophy for my first place time!!
I have to share with you that this is one of the many decorated porta potties!! Oh my, you just know it's gonna be a good time when you see this waiting for you!!
The rest of my Mother's Day was outstanding, too!! I hope yours was as well!
Please visit Beverly's blog HOW SWEET THE SOUND because there are lots and lots of other bloggers ready and waiting to share their PINKS with you this weekend!!
Have a great PINK SATURDAY and get out and do something FUN!!