Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Peach of a Good Time

A couple of Saturdays ago, I participated in the Peach Run in Clanton, AL. It was my 3rd 5K ever and it had been a LONG time since my last run. Anyway, I was really excited about it because - get this - I was doing the run with my GREAT AUNT Affie. (Just in case you didn't notice the words in all caps - she's my great aunt!)

She's 65 and has been running for years. And when I say running, I mean long-distance running. I had no idea what to expect since we had never done a run together but let me just say, I could not keep up with her. AND, I did the 5K and she did the 10K. She did awesome but it was just downright sad for me.

Here's us after it was all over. Notice my face is as pink as my shirt. As you can imagine, it was unbelievably hot. It is June in the Deep South after all. Also notice that her face isn't red at all.


These 4 ladies had the fattest time in each of their age categories. Aunt Affie is on the left. She had the fastest time for ladies 51 and up. They each got a basket of peaches and some of them just happened to go home with me! (I am surprisingly missing from this picture. I think I might have been last in my age category.)

I've decided I'm gonna get really good and get in that picture next year! HA!!!

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9 comments:

LeAnna said...

Way to go Jill, and Aunt Affie! I can't even fathom running in this humidity! ACK! You go, girl. And those peaches sure look good, I can almost smell them from here. Peach crisp. Mmmmm....
Have a great week!

Janna said...

I think you rock just because you can run a 5K. I've said before and will say it again...I could only run if I was being chased by a knive-wielding freak.

Mama Hen said...

I am with Janna.

You do rock Jill.

Mrs. Jennifer said...

First or last - you finished! And that definitely rocks!

erin said...

I love running 5k's they are such a great way to get a morning started or a way to justify eating a lot on certain holidays!! The surf city 5k in huntington beach is on the 4th of july here. I can't wait to be out there sporting my red, white and blue. However, I will cheering everyone on since I blew out my hip a year and a half ago!

Kimberly said...

Oh goodness! You deserve huge awards for even doing it! :) That's great that you got to do it with your aunt. I'll just keep baking... hehe. :)

xoxo,
Kimberly

Stephanie said...

You are awesome and so is your great aunt. How fun that you got to run together.
I can't run for the life of me. I admire those who can! Be proud of yourself!

Rachel said...

Wow - I wish I were as in shape as your Great Aunt Affie...amazing!

Peeperspage said...

ROCK ON Aunt Affie :) oh yeah and ROCK ON Jilly.