Saturday, April 11, 2009

Maddy's 10k Race Report


It was like pulling teeth to get her to write it, but here it is:


"I was a little afraid at the beginning. We saw the professionals take off first, and we got to see some guys in funny costumes, like Indiana Jones and a Roman warrior. Before long, we passed the first monument, JEB Stuart. By then I had the blood flowing and I was having fun.


I'm pretty sure I went the first two miles without stopping (she did) but I was ready for a water break. I didn't really care how much I was complaining (not that much). On the first stop, my legs were starting to get pretty tired, but Mom kept encouraging me to keep going. It's more fun running with a partner.


The rest of the race we kept running even tough I wanted a break. We saw some neighbors cheering at the turn around and Sophie's vizsla friends at mile 4 1/2. I was so happy when we were back at JEB Stuart. Once we could see the finish line, I just started sprinting--I wanted that race to be over! I finished in 1:10:05, and Dad took me to a big breakfast at Denny's. In May I would like to do a 5k, another 10k, and an 8k."

I am so very proud of her!

11 comments:

GoBigGreen said...

maddy! YOU GO GIRL!!!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Maddy - YOU ROCK!!! Congratulations on running your 10k!!! That's awesome - I'm SO PROUD of you!!! Nice job sprinting at the end...yea! I bet the post-race breakfast tasted great :)

Good luck with your upcoming races, I know you'll do great!

katebott said...

Strong like her Momma! Go Maddy!!!

SusieQ said...

Love this race report :)

margo said...

that is pretty awesome!!

Molly said...

Woohoo! Great job, Maddy!!! Way to go!!!

ADC said...

Yay Maddy, great race.

Jennifer Cunnane said...

I would be such a proud mom of my daughter did that! You are a perfect role model! Co gratulations to both of you!

Jennifer Harrison said...

OH MY GOSH! Maddy! Rock star, very darn impressive for SURE!!!! Congrats on your 10k!

cheryl said...

that's so awesome Maddy! keep it up!

Melissa said...

Wow, great job Maddy, that's very awesome!

Kate, you are such a good role model. I love that you had her write a race report!