Sunday, May 8, 2011

Proud of my mom

A year ago yesterday
My mom toed the line for the first time
Had entered her first 5k
With a hope to just finish the race
But she managed to keep a steady pace
And crossed that beautiful line
Feeling tired, but overall fine
And hungry at the same time to do it again
And that was when running soon became her friend.

She has been racing now for exactly a year
Running with regularity
Making her marathon daughter proud
To see her transform from "sometimes I run"
To, "Yes, I am a runner too."

So yesterday was her runniversary
And my mom entered that race again
Much more prepared
With many more miles under her belt
She not only met her goal, but wildly surpassed it.

When word came on the phone
I was the proudest daughter
Of my mother-turned-runner
Who fell in love with something new.

Both of my parents PRed in the 5k yesterday! My dad ran a 31:31 (just a week after a triathlon), and my mom...29:32! Sub 30! So excited for both of them. They are really figuring out their stride and coming into this sport quite nicely. This is them with one of my mom's running partners. Happy Mother's Day, Mom! I am so proud of you and I love you so much!

1 comment:

  1. That is so awesome!! :) What a neat transformation to watch! Makes me smile!