Monday, September 15, 2008

Porter's First Race


Sorry for the lack of posting this summer. Life has been crazy, fun, busy.

Porter ran his first race this summer. We all participated in the Washington County Fair 5K and 1-mile run. It was put on by the high school cross country coach, who is also in our ward. Great race Shelly!!

This picture is just the racers from our ward. We were the definite majority.
Tom and I ran the 5K and had lots of fun competing against the high school cross country team. Unfortunately for Tom, the boys team is very fast. We both placed first in our age groups, though and got some really fun pottery vases. Tom finished in 19:58, but had been sick all week. I finished in 21:28 and was ecstatic. Click here for complete results.

But the highlight of the day was when Porter crossed the finish line of the one-mile race.
He ran the whole thing and finished in just under 12 minutes. We were very proud parents. And he is already training for his next race: the Pumpkin Run in November at his school. I'm in charge so he has to do it. He is actually very excited, especially since I promised to buy him Jelly Belly Sport Beans for his next race and he wants to train on the treadmill all the time.

6 comments:

The Mikkelsen Family said...

I think that is great that he is running. But really, in your family is there any doubt that all of your kids will be runners. Way to go on the time for your run!

Whitehorn Family said...

Just like his parents. Wow a mile that is awesome, I'm having problem with my son riding his bike to and from school.

anna jo said...

that is awesome

Kim and Jhon said...

How fun!! You people amaze me...all your running. I remember when I was running my highest...12 miles...now I am lucky to get to the gym once a month!
You are an inspiration! I want to go to the gym tomorrow!

Janelle said...

What great examples you guys are. He can't help but love to exercise and see the importance of being fit. Don't even ask me when the last time I exercised was. I have been in an exercise funk for the past month ugh!

hillary said...

So it's a family affair! That's so cute that he wants to run on the treadmill all the time & that he wants the sports beans!!! I love it!