Thursday, July 1, 2010

South Ogden Days 5K First Place!!

So I the girls and I ran in the South Ogden Days Fun Runs last Thursday. The kids had a 'K" and the adults a 5K. It ended up being in the mid-90's that day (just in time for the races!). I ran with Avanlee and Scarlett ran ahead during the kids' race. I am so proud of them! They both did such a great job and ran almost the whole time. Scarlett always does well in athletic things and she didn't let us down. I think it did a lot for Avanlee's confidence to do so well. She would run awhile, stop, then sprint ahead so fast it would be hard for me to catch up. All in all she did great and has talked about how fast she was for days now.

I was excited for the 5K since I've been training for the 1/2 marathon. I don't have mych time to train (or much time for anything for that matter) but I wanted to see how I could do. I'd only ever run one other 5K and that was with Scarlett earlier in the year... little did we know that she was recovering from mono at the time, poor thing. Anyway, my goal was to place in my age group...

Here's Scarlett after her race.

And Avanlee.

Kyle in his Australian wallaby hat.

And finally her I am after the 5K with Asher and my 1st place medal!! (Juiet was in the stroller with Kyle. I got these pics from a neighbor's blog since I can't get my camera to upload to my PC!) I took 1st in my age group (25-29) and I was the 6th woman in overall. Not bad for my 1st competitive try. I ran 22:04. The course was pretty hard with two super steep hills. Needless to say I was super excited! Big thank you to Lara for being so excited with/for me!!!


Heather said...

Woo hoo Kluges!!! You're amazing Kate and I'm so proud of the girls! Kyle did a great job posing too; that is definitely a frameable picture.

jamie t. said...

Way to go Katie. That is so awesome for you and the girls. I'm not much of a runner but I've always wanted to try to train and see how it would go. You've inspired me!

Kenzie said...

CONGRATS!!! That is great news!