31 January, 2011

Steps to Disney: Resolution 5k

As most of you know, I am on running restriction due to my sprained ankle.  This has really put a damper on my goal to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon.  While the girls are still hard core training to run the half marathon, I just got cleared to start walking 1-2 miles a day (not 13.1).  Boo.  Last weekend the girls participated in their first Atlanta Track Club race, the Resolution 5k.  It was a good break for them, since most Saturdays have been upwards of 6-8 miles this month.  Also, it's fun to get out and race, especially on a cold hilly course when you've only been training on a treadmill.

At the start line


Pumped!


And off they went!  I sat in the car for a few minutes to stay warm, but before I knew it the "really fast guys" were finishing.  Ever since my day on the taping of Biggest Loser, I've fallen in love with cheering at the finish line.  So, off I went to the finish line.  It was awesome to cheer for little kids finishing their first race, men and women beating their personal bests, resolutioners running for the first time in ages, and of course, seeing my girls cross the line faster than they expected!


 Keep in mind that their real times are even faster than pictured.


After their run, we went to the Original Chick-fil-A, because you can't go to South Atlanta without going there.  And because their chicken is the original recipe.  You probably can't remember how it tastes, but think back to your childhood trips to the mall with your mom.... back when there wasn't a food court and Chick-fil-A was it's own "store" in the mall.  Is it coming back to you?  No? Then come visit and I'll happily take you...


They have "real" food too. Check out that pool of butter on the grits. Mmmm!

Runners entering through the Dwarf Door

Photog peaking in


The girls are already talking about their next Atlanta Track Club run in February.  I believe they're due for a 10k race.  They pounded out 8 miles this weekend.  Getting close. Disney is just a few weeks away.

PS:  There is some video footage of this trip, but it's being saved for a Steps to Disney montage. Oh, yes.

2 comments:

  1. PrettyInPinkAndGreenJanuary 24, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    How fun!!! We don't live too far from the Dwarf House and we love the little red door too!

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  2. what a great post! love the butter on the grits! yummmm!

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