Never in my wildest dreams did I ever consider being more than a casual runner. As a matter of fact it had been since before I had Jenna that I had actual ran at all. Earlier this year a group of girls from church were challenged by a member of their small group to come together and "train" for the River Bank. I was asked to join them and decided to give it a shot. Amazing that the running in freezing cold, snow covered sidewalks actually was quite fun. The group of girls was awesome and we had a lot of laughs. We all joined together to raise money for Youth For Christ. Above is the picture of some of the larger group of runners that represented YFC at the River Bank Run! There were others that arrived on there own and did not make it in the picture.
The weather was chilly and the wind was blowing but the atmosphere in downtown Grand Rapids was a lot of fun to be a part of. I participated in the 10k run. While meeting for our weekly runs I often ran with Daysha Rotman. We kept a good pace together and the time always went by quickly as we chatted away. Saturday we ran together as well and it was fun to share this accomplishment with someone who has been running with me for the past couple months. We finished in 1 hour 4 minutes, not too shabby for a couple first time 30 year old (+ a couple more year for me) first time race runners.
Now we'll have to decide if we want to do this again?