Since I, Adorable Wife, did the 2 mile FUN run, that means the whole story is much funner, (I know, I know) so I thought I would go first. Due to the fact that we would be walking most of the two miles with the slowest of the sisters-in-law, I knew this wasn't going to be a serious or hard endeavour, but it would 2 more miles on the board and a great bonding experience. I tend to be very shy and it has taken me over 5 years to become semi comfortable around Coach's huge family. So, what makes a race more fun than looking super cute? Raya and I picked out super cute hats at Nike and then stayed up way too late and made these awesome shirts on Friday and even painted our toenails to match.
|Probably don't NEED to see Raya and my feet that big, but oh well, deal with it.|
|Yep, stole this saying from a website. Gotta love puff paints!|
|The Fun Run Racers-Angel, Tressa (aka Me, Adorable Wife), Raya|
|If you can't tell, we are obviously do some warm up running!|
|Don't we look so cute? I just love our outfits down to the ribbon and all!|
|I found Stacie before the race too and we also had to do a photo op! Of course, she was running the real race!|
|Our pretty green ribbons to prove we finished|
Now for the worst part of the race... around mile 4 I started to feel some pain on the outside of my foot. Being the determined fellow I was, I shrugged it off and kept on truckin'. It got a little worse around mile 5 (also when my running buddy dumped me like last year's prom date). Luckily the end of the race was mostly downhill and I was able to finish. I did make my goal and finished in 47:24, but it came at a price. It turns out I pulled a ligament on the outside of my foot from my terrible foot striking and will not be able to run for a while.
I was informed by Ryan that I needed stability running shoes because I suck and need them quickly because I will just keep hurting myself if I don't. He's a pretty smart guy, so I think I'll listen.
|The shirt made me feel cool... no other benefits|
|Evidence of my superb foot striking... no wonder my foot hurts!|
|20th place ribbons are the best!|
|Brother-in-law Ryan... I can't help but be awed by his straight footedness|
|Ryan and their adorable daughter Sage (Ryan took 2nd in his division)|
|The Morgan Family Racers, all done, all sweaty!|
After Jesse and Ryan had finished and we had taken our photos we waited for Stacie and Jason to cross the line. I knew she didn't have a camera so I was their official photog. We all got excited when we saw they were finishing together, and then they did this...
|Some of the Morgan brothers showing their best DDR moves! Yes, they are that lame!|
From left-Stacy, Nathan, Lonny, and Coach (Jesse)
|Raya and I trying to dance with (and like) the mondo wasted ladies up front but they did not want to be our friends :(|