Mule Day Kick 5K

This past Saturday was Mule Day in Columbia, TN. That’s right, Mule Day! You know you’re in the south when you have a Mule Day. I guess it’s a pretty big deal. There were festivities all day having to do with mules: a parade, mule shows, mule riding classes, mule seminars, and many other activities that I didn’t have time to stay for. In fact if you really want to learn more you can go to www.muleday.com. Anyway, included in the festivities was the Mule Day Kick 5K. I always need to be training for something to keep me running motivated and consistent. So my friend Wendy and I trained and did the run together. I’m so proud of her! This was her first 5K and she did amazing! I think she even surprised herself because after the race she said she is wanting to find another race to train for… woohoo! It just goes to show that it’s all in the mind. When you tell yourself “you can do it” you most likely can, and if you say you can’t… well then, you can’t!  I was a bit bummed the day of the race because my other running buddy couldn’t make it. I was entered in the baby jogger division for the race because I wanted the challenge of running with Liam and pushing the stoller. The morning temperature was pretty chilly and I didn’t want to risk him getting a cold so I left him at home with a sitter. Maybe next time!hot-ladies

When we had finished the race and were on our way back to our cars we caught a glimpse of the finish line, and there was this old man finishing the race with his cane in hand – I was so impressed. I wish I could show him off to everyone just to prove that if this man can finish it with two wobbly legs then most of us don’t have a good excuse not to run. So if you want to join me in training please do! Find a race in your area and go for it. You can do it!

2 responses

  1. yay! go erin! i love the victory photo! ;] geeze louise. that is so inspiring… I can only dream that I’ll be that active & determined when i’m old!
    Your last post made me cry…. I am learning more and more that God uses our weakness to make us strong and prove his faithfulness… i may not have a physical disability [although i have back/shoulder problems and WISH i could get back in shape to run!] or know someone with a physical disability… i am weak in SO many ways… so thanks for sharing that story.

    And THANK YOU for linking my blog in your blogroll. you are so sweet. ❤

    April 6, 2009 at 12:54 pm

  2. Thank you for the inspiration, lady!
    I’ve been training for some imaginary race… the Riverbank Run is a popular 5k here in Grand Rapids, but it always seems to fall on graduation weekend! (so I never get to go.) I sincerely do hope to run a 5k someday… to know that IS possible, even if 3 miles sounds like a lot right now, it’s pretty encouraging.

    Major congrats to Wendy on her first run! It’s so special that you were able to share it with her 🙂

    Hope you and the fellows are well!
    Gina

    April 8, 2009 at 12:35 am

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