Friday, May 30, 2008

Running With Angels

On May 17th, the Edwards girls (Joy, Deb, Katy, Heidi, and Teresa) completed a 5K together. It was such a great experience! Here we are at the finish line.

The 5K was at Thanksgiving Point and wove through the gardens. It was incredibly beautiful, but sort of a difficult course--the last mile was uphill!

We thought about all running together, but ended up getting split up. Here I am at the beginning of the race, before we entered the gardens.

Here is Joy and I crossing the finish line. I was so proud of all the Edwards girls, but especially proud of Joy. We've worked really hard together getting ready for the race.

Joy, Katy, and I went back to cross the finish line with Teresa and Deb. It was sweet to cross the finish line together.

Here we are with Pamela Hansen. Pamela wrote the book "Running With Angels" which is a story about how she overcame obesity and family struggles (death of two children and illness of surviving children) by walking/running and going to weight watchers. All the Edwards girls are trying to accomplish the same thing--lose weight by going to weight watchers and walking.

I think we've all read Pamela's book, and connected to it. When we heard she had organized a 5K, we all wanted to be a part of it. It was nice to meet her and thank her in person for sharing her story.

Mae stretched with me after the race. She is getting pretty good at mimicking.

The best thing about this race was there was no reward for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc; just a congratulations for FINISHING the race. It was a great race to run together, and a fabulous first race for the Edwards girls. We can't wait to do it again next year!


chloe elizabeth said...

I ran that last year and loved it. It was fun and absolutely beautiful.

Joy said...

I look like I am going to die! I might of if you had not come to finish with me. Thanks Heidi!

Ruth Grey said...

Hooray for you. What a great family memory. You look great!

Ashlee said...

You girls are awesome. Way to go!

austinamasandra said...

I am sooooooo proud of you!!! Honestly, you have NO idea. Congratulation on doing this & sticking to it. You look AMAZING! The BEST of Heidi,a new Heidi. Tanto tanto orgulho de ti menina!!!! Can't wait to see you on the 27th. Amo-te!

Joshua and Jolie said...

You girls are all an inspiration to me! Way to go!!

Sharon said...

good for all of you! I am so jealous of your nice weather, it looks like it was a beautiful day to run. Mae is so cute!

SharTrevHarp said...

you go girls! this is awesome. what a great family goal-reaching experience!!

"Our Three Sons" said...

You guys rock. I so wish I was in those pictures with you guys. Love ya! -Jen