Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Weekend Recap - Part 1 - The Great Race

Due my 1000th post and Starbucks giveaway I am a little late recapping the weekend...LOL!

Hope everyone is well - here goes...

My family came into town to run in the Great Race in Pittsburgh! We do this every year-at least every year for about the past six or seven?

You can register for a 10K or 5K. We always do the 10K but the past year we all dropped down to the 5K. Since we did, my mother is actually planning to run again next year (she stopped the past two years since she no longer wanted to run that distance). Family decision: we all register for the 5K next year!

I was so happy that my little sister and her three kids decided to come Saturday night and spend the night before the race!  My family has allergies and I live in a condo with four cats so sometimes they prefer to stay in a hotel. HA! I love when they stay though!!! My older sister stayed in a hotel with her husband and my niece. This is my niece nestled in her nest of a bed - this is where she prefers to sleep at my house (it is a papasan chair from Pier 1) HA!


The race was Sunday morning! The racers (my older sister, little sister, brother in law,  niece and nephew) sent us this photo from the start line around 6:45am....ready to race!!! (Funny story-I was supposed to run but my little nephew in the middle bottom of the photo below took my spot due to my knee issues lately...he smoked the race!!! He ran a 9:21 average mile and came in first of the whole family! LOL!!!! I think he found his calling!) 

 After we got a text with the photo above; we sent this picture back...it is us waiting at the finish line to make sure we high five everyone across the finish!!! The finish line crew was my two nieces, my Mom and Dad and myself!!

Here is a cute selfie in the dark car on the way down to the finish line in Pittsburgh ...
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the finishers!!!!

Everyone finished the race and my nephew was thrilled with his medal!!! The pictures of the finishers are in no particular order except my nephew Ryan that smoked it!!! He finished first in the family with a 9:13 average mile!!!

Ryan!!!!!!!!

My niece (backwards) and my brother in law ...

My little sis...

My older sis...
I hope everyone else is having a great week!!!

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14 comments:

  1. Looks like a great family weekend - except for the running part. HA HA HA

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    1. Right Margaret??!?! I agree!! I was happy to sit on the sidelines and cheer for the first year ever..so much easier but I have to admit; I missed the bling at the end! LOL!!! Have a great day!!

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  2. I love when families do races together. Nothing like promoting good health for those you love the most!

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    1. Yes Rebecca Jo!! Agreed!! My family is a little nuts though because we came home from the race and ate pasta and cake!!! LOL!!! At least we are trying , right?!?! LOL! Have a great day!

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  3. What fun. I would love to do a race with my family but I'm the only one who runs. Well, it's more like jog but still.

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    1. Oh Marie!! I was not very clear in this post! HA HA HA! My whole family jogs or even jog/walks...we call it running but as you see my nephew was the fastest of all and he was almost a 10 minute mile so we definitely JOG....we just call it running! LOL! Recruit them young-HA!!! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  4. Can I be a part of your family. That is awesome you all run a race together.

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    1. We are always accepting new applicants to the family...we tend to burn out quickly - LOL!!! I am now following you too! Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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    1. It really was Julie! But you know that...you are the queen of family races and bike races, etc.!! Have a great day!

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  6. What a fun thing to do together as a family! Looks like everyone had a great time!

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    1. We really did Kaz - it was great! We look forward to being together every year! Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and commenting - HUGS!

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  7. Congratulations to everyone!! A fun and healthy family commitment!!

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    1. Thanks Terri!!! We had a ball! Especially because I was the cheering section this year! Lol!

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