"When I do the best I can with what I have, then I have won my race." Jay Foonberg



Weekly Running Log

Sunday, May 16, 2010

March of Dimes 5k

Though this race was not a good one for me time-wise, it was a fast, flat one and should have been. My first 2 miles were pretty good and "on time" but don't know what happened the 3rd mile. My Garmin got messed up and I had to go by the volunteer's mile call-out. I'm thinking it became harder as it began to heat up. This time of year in the lower south should begin no later than 7:30 to beat the heat and we started a few minutes after 8:00. I'm not a sweat-er but I was already wet before it started! The humidity along with the heat was a little daunting and challenging for me. The race was held at The Wharf and over $3,000 was raised for the March of Dimes. What a great reason to run.

Several of the Orange Beach Firemen ran and they brought an old fire engine. It's pretty cool.


Though my time was poor, I did receive First Place in my age group. The awards for age groups were feathery boas with a medallion hanging from it: pink for the women and black for the men. Real different and cool looking; although I can't see a man liking it, ha!



With Ali Vincent (5th's Season's Biggest Loser Winner) speaking at the banquet that night, I wondered if she might run in the race. So I found someone that was working to see if she might be running in the race and they said she was suppose to. So I began earnestly looking for her with camera in hand. Finally, I had to put it up and head to the starting line. I figured she wasn't going to make it. As we lined up, I recognized a man I'd seen on TV. It was Roger Shultz from The Biggest Loser (TBL) of the 5th Season, too! I knew he was from Alabama but I never thought about him coming as I thought he lived around Birmingham. He was one of Alabama's leading football stars in his day. That Season, it came down to the winner being between Ali and Roger and they both were there!! We are huge fans of TBL and that year we rooted for Roger because we liked him and he did a great job losing his weight AND he's a "good ole Southern boy". But on the flip side of that coin...we rooted for Ali because we just thought she was the cutest little thing and we loved her personality and inner strength to overcome the weight obstacle. We had no idea that the winner would come down to be between these two. But we were happy just knowing it would be either of them. When I saw that she was going to speak at the Healthy Woman's Conference while we were down here, I immediately signed up to attend, not knowing all that was going to be laid out before me.

So without further ado, here are some pics I took of the race.

Roger and Ali as they were coming in to the Finish Line.

After finishing.


Roger's family ran, too. His little boy received an award in his age group. A pic of the Shultz's and Ali.


As you can tell, I am so stoked to have my picture taken in the middle of both of these great people.


Outside of being the Director of our church's Summer Day Camp, this was one of the best days in my life. It was a healthy, energetic, celebrity meeting, fun day!! I was on Cloud Nine the entire time. I only wished Kent could have shared this with me. I know he would have loved to been there, too, but other things had been planned and he wasn't able to come.

(NOTE: Our family blog has been updated with pictures from the banquet.)

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2016 Races

  • 10/15/16...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/16...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 03/19/16...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/13/16...St. Pat's Leprechaun 5k
  • 03/05/16...Bay to Breakfast 12k...1st trail race
  • 02/20/16...Sea Turtle Half
  • 02/13/16...Double Bridge 15k

2016 Goals

  • Run 1,000 miles-Done
  • Bike 300 miles
  • Half Marathon-Done
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Push through the hard times-Done
  • Cut back on refined sugar

2015 Races

  • 12/19/15...Make It To The Line 4 Miler
  • 11/21/15...Wild Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11/14/15...Oyster 5k
  • 10/10/15...Shrimp Festival 5k
  • 05/30/15...PHind a Cure-W/D
  • 05/02/15...Fiesta Five Flags 5k
  • 04/18/15...Zydeco 5k - W/D
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Remember the Fallen 5k
  • 04/??/15...Virtual Boston Strong 5k
  • 04/11/15...Magnolia 5k
  • 03/28/15...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03/07/15...Circle K 5k
  • 03/01/15...Gulf Coast Lulu's 10k
  • 02/28/15...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/07/15...Double Bridge 15k

2015 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • Eat fruit daily
  • Overlook past failures
  • Push through the hard times/things

2014 Races

  • 12/06/14...St. Jude's Half Marathon
  • 08/16/14...Pinky 5k Virtual
  • 08/15/14...Howl @ the Moon 10k Virtual
  • 02/15/14...Sweetheart 5k
  • 02/01/14...Double Bridge 15k

2014 Goals

  • 1 Half Marathon
  • 700 Running Miles
  • Strengthen my Upper Body
  • Recuperate, Recover, Renew
  • Get active in WW
  • Eat Fruit Daily
  • Start Clean Eating
  • Begin Eliminating Sugar from Diet

2013 Races

11-30-13...Stennis 5k
11-23-13...Turkey Trot 5k
11-08-13...Run For The Kids Virtual Half [St. Jude's]
10-12-13...Shrimp Festival 5k
09-22-13...Talladega Half
07-04-13...Wesson 2 Miles
06-29-13...Emz Liverpalooza 5k
05-18-13...Pursuit of Fun 5k
04-20-13..Warrior Dash
04-07-13...Gulf Coast Half-Pensacola
03-23-13...Azalea Trail 10k
03-10-13...Leprechaun 5k
02-24-13...NOLA Marathon
02-02-13...Double Bridge 15k-Pensacola
01-13-13....Gulf Coast Half-Lulu's

2013 Goals

  • 3 Half Marathons-Done-Plus 1
  • 1 Marathon-Done
  • 1000 Running Miles-No, due to RC Tendonitis & Broken Shoulder
  • Eat fruit daily-A little aggressive but better
  • Maintain weight in 130's-Did NOT happen!

2012 Races

12-08-12...FloraBama Jingle Bell 5k
11-24-12...Jingle Bell 10k
11-17-12...Turkey Trot 5k
10-27-12...Jazz Half
10-20-12...OS Rotary 5k
10-13-12...Race for Grace 5k
09-29-12...5k For Katlyn
07-04-12...Wesson 2 Mile
04-15-12...Gulf Coast Half...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
04-14-12...Diversity Dash 5k
03-24-12...Azalea Trail 10k
03-03-12...MS50 20k...[Withdrew-bronchitis]
02-25-12...Kids Need Heroes 5k
02-11-12...Sweetheart 5k
02-04-12..Double Bridge 15k
01-14-12...Pensacola Half



2012 Goals

  • 1 Full Marathon-Marine Corp filled up
  • 3 Half Marathons-2 Down-Sick had to drop 2
  • 20 Miles-Wkly Mileage-Bronchitis kept me from this
  • Cross Training 2x Week-Poor Commitment
  • Weekly Weights W/O-Again Poor Commitment

2011 Races

  • 11-26-11...Kaiser Half
  • 11-19-11...Turkey Trot 5k
  • 11-11-11...Thumbs Up for Bill 5k
  • 11-05-11...Senior Bowl 10k
  • 10-22-11...Running the Streets 5k
  • 10-15-11...Shrimp Festival 10k
  • 10-08-11...Mullet Run 5k
  • 09-24-11...Waiting for a Cure 8k
  • 09-05-11...Labor Your Legs 5k
  • 07-04-11...Wesson 2 Miles
  • 06-04-11...Bay Fest 5k
  • 05-14-11...Stargazer 5k
  • 04-30-11...Fiesta 5 Flags 5k
  • 04-16-11...St. Benedict's 5k
  • 04-10-11...Gulf Coast Half
  • 03-26-11...Azalea Trail 10k
  • 03-19-11...St. Patrick's 5k
  • 03-05-11...Eco 5k
  • 02-13-11...Mardi Gras Marathon

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