My mom went out to Columbus, Ohio this weekend to run a 5K with two of her friends. All three of them are pretty new to running (and formerly heavier to varying degrees - combined they have lost about 120 pounds), so this was nice that they could run all together. My mom was the slowest one - she finished in 36 minutes, 34 seconds - but she ran the entire way, which was her goal. It was her third 5K.
It was the Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis, which happens in a lot of different cities around the country. All of the runners tie jingle bells to their shoelaces.
I should mention that I am my mom's paw-sonal trainer. I am her running buddy and I keep her pace for her. She started jogging after I had my knee surgery, to help me with my rehab, and to help prevent my arthritis from getting too bad.
So I think it was fitting that she ran in honor of ME! The runners could wear a sign that they were running for someone that they loved with arthritis, and she picked me. Thanks Mom!
I have been receiving so many nice holiday cards! I will put a post up about them soon.