Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sham Rock On

Joy of Luck assignment today? Green. Took this one to the extreme. Green is actually my favorite color, but this photo makes me kind of queasy. It definitely looks like we threw up all over ourselves.
Today we ran the Shamrock 8k race. My sister is funny. Growing up she was the anti-exerciser. She did nothing athletic. Made fun of anyone who ran. Fast forward many years. She is now a "runner." So much so that she flew down from Connecticut to run this race. It was her first 8k. Her husband was very supportive. So much so that we are sporting not one head covering. But two. Erin go braugh.

I am not a runner. I run occasionally but it is not my "sport." I did this for my sister. We had a training schedule. I followed it. Faithfully. For about a week. Then life got in the way.

Even so, we managed to pull this off. You can see in the picture that my legs are quite a bit longer than hers. She worked a lot harder to go the distance. When the finish line was in sight. And she was ready to collapse. I reached out for her. And we ran together. Crossing the finish line. Hand in hand. 60 minutes. 13 seconds.

15 comments:

Kerri said...

What a FUN picture Kim! Good for you and your sister...I think that's awesome you two ran together and crossed hand in hand. I'm tired after a 5k...not sure I could pull off an 8k...or have the desire!

Bridget said...

Oh wow! You two rock! First congrats on running the 8K race-that's awesome. And I love the mental picture of the two of you finishing the race together the way it's supposed to be. Grabbing each other by the hand and pulling each other through when things get tough.

GREAT JOB GIRLS!!

Amy said...

Cool picture. Congratulations on the 8k and congratulations on sticking with the assignments!

Traci said...

Great job! Running is so hard, but so rewarding when the race is over!

Love the picture!

Amy said...

Awesome job to both of you!

jen said...

I wish I had a sister!

Kristin said...

Great post. Great photo, great story, great accomplishment. I 'm so proud of you for supporting your sister and that the two of you manage to pull the best out of each other and together became one at the end of this journey. Way to go!

gabe said...

Love this...after all youve been thru together,how cool to finish off this year hand in hand!

You are my hero for even being able to run 8k!

My Interior Life said...

How wonderful! Such a beautiful story.

Laura said...

What a great picture! Sisters are the best.

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

awesome! i love the last few sentences! so sweet! way to go, Kim (and sis!). hugs, cathy

Jill said...

Great job! So wonderful you got to share the moment with your sister!
Have a wonderful week.

blessings
Jill

Nicolle said...

Way to go. I'm proud for you and your sister! :)

LOVE the picture. It's a keeper!

Dani said...

Awesome. Love it.

The obnoxious nature is what makes it so damn cool.

Cindy said...

Wow...flying from Conn. to run a race, now that's dedication!!:) Or sisterly love, either way awesome!:)
Good for you guys and LOVE the way you crossed the finish line.
Have a happy day