Saturday, May 8, 2010

May 8

My daughter Laura has taken up running and today she ran her first official race.
The Riverbank Run happens every year here in Grand Rapids. It's a popular race and runners come from across the country and even from other countries to run it. There is a 25K, 10K, 5K, wheelchair race and a 5K walk. She did the 10K run.
Of the 3623 who finished that race, 2204 of them were female. Laura was #997 of the women. I think she did great for her first race.
The weather was awful; 36 degrees and raining in the morning. It kind of drizzled throughout the race. We went to watch her come in, but she finished with a big group and we missed it!
Here she is with her husband Aaron, after the big race. Good job, Laura!


Kimberly said...

10k? for her first race? that's great. Congratulations to her!

Susan said...

Good for her!!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

WOW! A 10K?!?!?! That's huge.
Congratulations Laura,

Happy Mother's Day Mari,

Vicki~TheMiddleSister said...

Way to go Laura!

Misola said...

Respect!! And congratulations!! Great success for her!

Glenda said...

Congrats to your beautiful daughter!

Cherdecor said...

10k, 36 degrees, raining?????
What? What? What?

I can't believe it! Amazing!
Isn't she the one that works in a flower shop?/?

Congratulations, Laura! Unbelievable!

Christina said...

Congratulations on the race, Laura! Great job!!!

bentonflocke said...

congrats Laura!! Fantasic job!!

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