Sunday, January 4, 2009


by Caroline

Well, my 4th folder has only 3 pictures and they are copies of reciepts for Wi-Fi at Barnes & Noble! So, I'm going over to the 5th folder. Symmetry demands that I use the 5th picture in the 5th folder; it is almost identical to the 4th one anyway, but a better shot.

So, 4 facts about this picture (or should that be 5?):

-That is my mother (for those who don't know her) in the center of the picture, finishing a half marathon (13 miles).

-The marathon was in October 2006 and she had been training for the previous year (time lines are estimates). She worked on her endurance and miles even as they traveled.

-She tried to get her daughters to join her (in training, at least) but my SIL, Brenda and my sister, Debbie were the only ones who managed any discipline.

-I walked with her and Debbie only a few times but I really did enjoy those times. They, meaning my mother, slowed her pace a bit for me; Debbie, however, would outpace us and then walk back. But still, the conversations during these walks were good.

-I was, and am, very proud of my mother for this feat. We are a fairly sedentary group and it isn't easy to break that habit.

Let's see, I'll throw this to Gigi, Lora, Gina, and Jackie. They can go back to the 4 facts about the 4th picture in the 4th folder format.


Kathleen C. said...

This was the BEST photo possible! Good job Caroline.
And there now... don't you feel better having blogged something, anything? Now... let's see those Disney photos!

Mom said...

Nice post! Your mother is smiling and motivated to get walking again

Jackie said...

Your mom should be in the center of every picture.