Saturday, October 30, 2010

Special Olympics is FUN

WOW, what a GREAT day I've had today!!! We had a 5K run/walk race today for our Special Olympics fun raiser. This was my first 5K race EVER, and man it was so FUN. I LOVED it! Here's a picture of me before the race. . .
Since Mom was going to be doing the pushing, here's a picture of her and me before the race. . .
I had sooo much fun! I kept wanting to put my feet on the front tire, and for some reason Mom didn't like that. She kept saying I was making it hard to push. Here's a picture of us just past the half way mark. . . .
This is what happened after that . . .

Not really, we just did this for fun and had a friend take a picture. Mom pushed me the whole way, with me laughing and teasing her with my foot on the tire occasionally. Mom decided that I really did need some exercise, so about a block before the finish, I got out of the jogger and walked, helping Mom push the jogger. About 20 feet before the finish line Mom got in the jogger and I pushed her to the finish line!. I was so awesome!!! Everyone was cheering me and I was beaming from ear to ear. I finish 2nd place for men in the walk!!!!! I was so excited and loved all the attention. At the awards ceremony, I got my picture taken, and I won a gift certificate for a free foot bath & reflexology massage. How cool is that...you all know how I love FEET!!! I also got a certificate that entitles me free entry to next year's race! Mom's trying to convince me to let her have the foot massage. Maybe I'll let her as long as I can watch, because I LOVE FEET!!!! Yes folks, it was an awesome day for me. I drank my water, ate my banana and when we got home I ate some gluten-free pizza and took a nap. I was tired after all that exercise, fresh air, laughter, excitement, and just being caught up in the crowd. And the day is still young. I've got lots more exciting Halloween things later today......but that's for the next post.
(Oh, BTW, there were about 120 runners/walkers in the race and we raised $1200 for our little Preston team! Yea!)
Posted by my Mom

4 comments:

BobBaker said...

Way to go Jeff and Linda! Wish I could have been there.

Lisa W. said...

Looks like you guys had a blast!

Kelly and Joe said...

Glad to see you got a rest, Mom! GOOD JOB, JEFF!

Leslie, Arlin and Katie Kauffman said...

Way to go, Jeff (and Mom)! I can just picture Jeff beaming at the awards ceremony. It brings a huge smile to my face.