Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Our 1st 5K of the year! Such a blessing!

On Saturday, the 21st, Madelyn and Grace and I ran our first 5K of the year. It was the Stoneyfield Yogurt Earth Day 5K. We hadn't run this one before, but it was recommended by a dear friend of mine as a really nice family friendly one, with lots of great things for the kids to do. So....we trekked down to Londonderry as a family on Saturday morning.

We had never been to Stoneyfield's location before. It's quite nice!

 The morning started with the 5K at 10:00. Instead of a starting gun, they started the race with a starting "Moo!" was sooo cool! There were over 1,200 runners and walkers!

1st across the finish line as usual was Grace---with a time of 36:04.

Next across the finish line was Madelyn---her time was:  45:21. There were so many nice touches at this volunteers right at the finish line giving out cups of nice cold water! Nothing tastes better!!

Pulling up the rear for our family was time was:  50:55. Not my best time by far, but not bad for having done no running at all this winter! I had only started training for this a few weeks before and had only run the full 5K one time.

They offered a really cool kids fun run, and here is Edward ready to run it with Nicole to cheer her on! She did really well!

Here is Jon running in his heat. He's in the upper right hand corner! Cool action shot!
Here is Madelyn cheering Jon on after he finished his age group's fun run!

 After the run, they had family fair---it was all totally free! It was wonderful! Lots of Stoneyfield samples, a hotdog lunch, and many other yummy goodies to try! They had a free kid's climbing wall, which they younger kids LOVED!!

It truly was a lovely family outing! One of Rosie's first official outings with us! She did really well!

 Since we don't get to Manchester very often, we went and got some pool supplies, and then took Rosie to the Elliot Hospital to visit the NICU and see all of the wonderful nurses who took such good care of her, and to show them how much she had grown! She was officially 3 months old that day!

That evening we ended the day with a wonderful dinner party and had my cousin Pete Cavanaugh and his girlfriend Jen over for dinner! Such sweet fellowship!



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