Sunday, June 6, 2010

Da Doo Run Run

Big day today!  My daughter Ashley is involved in a group called "Girls on the Run".Great organization, and instead of trying to explain it, I'll copy a bit of their description from their website:

Girls on the Run of McHenry County is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping girls climb out of the “girl box” using a 24-lesson curriculum designed to promote good choice for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The curriculum, designed specifically to address “girl box” issues, uses warm-up, and workouts which encourage emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical well-being. Girls on the Run of McHenry County prepares girls for a 5K run/walk event and challenges and encourages girls, whatever their fitness level.

Today was the 5K run and this is her second year competing in the event.  Its a big event with 32 chapters involved in the run.  It is noncompetitive except for competition with yourself. The number one goal of each participant is to finish the race. Each girl  has a "running buddy" of their choosing.  She chose her grandmother to run along side her this year.  (Alright, in honesty, it was at first going to be me, but, my running shoes must have gotten lost in the mail.  Next year.) Ashley and her grandmother finished the race and we were there to watch them cross the finish line. Our pride and pleasure in them runneth over.  Awesome job Ashley and Grandma.

Today also is D-Day.  For two reasons.  Number one of course today is the anniversary of our invasion into Normandy during WWII.  Good time to salute all our veterans.  This is also D-Day for me on a personal side since 18 years ago today I married my beautiful wife.  Good time to salute my wife (After that last comment, it might be D-Day for other reasons).  No pics of the invasion of Normandy nor of my wife, but here are some from the big 5K run today.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful pictures, Mark and Ashley. (I held my breath while I looked!) And such a sweet thing to say about your wife. Make sure she sees it!