Monday, July 19, 2010

You go, grandma

You go girl, originally uploaded by RobinJP.

I ran a 5K on Saturday morning. It was a killer. 94 degrees and humid in Tempe, Arizona.

The run is part of my campaign to get moving, lose a little weight, enjoy the peacefulness of the distance runner.

We all have our own reasons for being there. 764 people finished the race ... well, maybe 765.

I can't tell you who this lovely lady is. Bib No. 1186 doesn't show up in the race results from Saturday's Arizona Road Racers 5K Summer Series Race No. 4. But she did it. I saw her start. And here's her heroic finish. A Perfect Moment for us all.

And, thank god I beat her.

Robin, Tempe


DaisyGal said...

here from PMMs, and yes I agree...that was perfect!!!! For both of you.

Kristin said...

People like that are truly an inspiration!

Lavender Luz said...

I can't stop laughing. Your story was all touching and emotional.

Until the last line.

Ha! Take that, Granny!

(Seriously, I can tell how much you respect her.)

Rachel said...

I want to be her when I grow up...

(...until then, I don't want to be last either.)

Rachel said...

I'm so glad you came in before her... but isn't she awesome .... Im in awe of her and so glad you got a photo of it

Anonymous said...

Hello, visiting from Weebles. This is such a great moment to me. I am a runner too although I haven't done many races. How cute that you got her picture! Good job for you for being out there in the heat...perservering. That takes alot of effort! Happy Perfect Moment Monday! :)

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