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!