Jim from 50 after 40, met my daughter, Jennifer, at Team RWB at the Baton Rouge Half Marathon Expo. He was kind enough to mention my blog in his. That sort of puts pressure on me to keep mine up. This post has been in draft form for a while, finally getting the pictures in.
October 6, 2012 - Geaux Blue Triathlon, Lake Charles, LA
1st Triathlon ever held by McNeese University. Overall, was very good especially for 1st timers. Only had 1 or 2 people run the wrong route on the run. My friend Julie did her 2nd Triathlon and her twin sister Jennifer (15) won her age group.
October 18 - 21, 2012 - Army Ten Miler and trip to Philadelphia
The Army Ten Miler is one of my favorite races. I love running in DC. Plus the trip gives me an opportunity to visit something historical. Jennifer and Brandy wanted to visit cupcake bakeries in Georgetown. I went for a few - then had enough calories. I headed over to Arlington National Cemetary to see the Women in Military Service Memorial. We just happened to arrive when they were having the 15 year anniversary ceremony. For any woman who has worn a military uniform, this has to be on your "must do" list.
I had originally had a goal of finishing the ATM in 1:45, but my training just hadn't been what it needed to be. So I thought what a good opportunity to run with my daughter and just run for fun and see the sights. I had a good time running with Snow White.
|I look like I am in pain - Jennifer and Brandy are happy|
|Fran, Jennifer, and Rita (Steve's Mother)|
October 27, 2012 - Steve "Hootie" Gibson Memorial Poker Run
My daughter Jennifer, and members of the CVMA organized a Memorial Poker Run in Steve's honor. The poker run was an overwhelming success and raised nerly $8,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project and the Fort Polk Warrior Transition Unit.
|Vanessa Price's painting of my husband took me by suprise.|
|Jennifer did a great job organizing the Poker Run.|
We are wearing the T-shirt that she designed.
|Thanks Mike for the kind words|
|Sign at the Infirmary, one of the stops of the poker run|
November 17, 2012 - CenLa Fall Festival Half Marathon
|Lindsay and me before the CenLa Half|
Perfect weather for a run
|At Mile 9, I am slowing down, but Lindsay looks like she could run forever. |
Yes, she carried the flag the entire half marathon
December 1, 2012 - City of Lights 5k, Natchitoches, LA
Still trying to get a PR in the 5K. This is the perfect course. Along the Cane River in Natchitoches - completely flat. We started out great and I felt fine until a little after the 2 mile point. Had to slow down. Julie was feeling better than me so took off. My time was 27:28.
|Julie & me before the City of Light 5K|
I grabbed a random stranger to take our picture