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Monday, June 15, 2009

Family 5K/1Mile Run

So many fun and exciting things have been going on in our lives I thought I better hurry and document them before I start forgetting the details.The first week of June our family decided to run in our first ever 5k. Actually Lonica and I did the 1 mile and Dathan and the boys ran the 5k. It was so much fun. We all had a great time and did surprisingly well considering that none of us are really runners.The boys were amazing. Out of a couple hundred runners, Justin and Jalen came in together taking 4th and 5th place. Johnny was right behind them and came in 8th overall and taking 1st place in his age group. Dathan amazed me as well. He hurried home from a long day at work to join us. It was awesome watching him cross the finish line.Lonica was awsome and ran the mile like it was nothing. She came in first in in her age group as well. I finished the mile without having to call an ambulance and actually finished 2nd in the women over 40 group. Yay me!
The only disappointing thing was that Jordan was not able to get off work. We had been planning this for a while and he really wanted to come. Infact, he almost lost his job over the whole incident. But hey, now that we know we can do it. There will be plenty more opportunities. It was a fun event for all of us.

8 comments:

Grammy Staffy said...

Way to go dear! I am so proud of all of you!!! You guys are awesome. I think it is great that you all took on this challenge and did so well.

How did the recital go? I hope that you will post some pictures and tell us about it. I wish I could have been there to see it. At least we were there for Justin's graduation. That was special.

I am happy that you were able to find time to do this post. I hope that you will be able to do more for us. I just gobble up every post you make with delight because each one is delicious to me.

Have a good day....hugs and love to all. Mom

Are You Serious! said...

♥ How fun and especially that you all got to do it as a family! :)

Erin said...

You ROCK!! How awesome! Wish we lived closer... we would have joined you!

See you Sunday!

Grandma Kris said...

Wow! What an amazing family experience and what a fast little family you have. And Good For You, Lynell!
So, you think this is 'family fun?' Running. Fun. Do these 2 words really go together?

Amandawhatever said...

Hey this is Amanda how are you ya i loved the braslets and guess what i am going to download the pics of the bracletsand earrings and that looks fun at our school it is a FUN RUN creekside coments we rock

Danielle Christiansen said...

that is a great accomplishment. i have horrible knees and always wished i could do those races.

Marie said...

However did I miss this Lynell!! Way to go Jacobsons!!! You all did so well and I loved seeing the pictures. Lynell, you rock! Maybe one day I will be able run with you, perhaps in the eternities, lol. Can't see it this side of there, but it's a lovely thought! Maybe over there your mum and I could give you a run for your money! Love you guys! xxoo

The Sweet Escape said...

How very cool! Our family did a marathon run a few summers ago with another family. We all ran a combined 26 miles around a park track, even our little 5 year olds ran a few laps around the track! It was a ton of fun!