5th Place

I just found out that I got 5th place in my division yesterday! I can’t believe how close I came to getting a medal! I am so excited! It is a goal of mine to get a medal in a race (not including finishers medals!) and yesterday I came SO CLOSE! Next time!

It’s weird for me to come so close to getting an award for running a race. When I ran the NYC Snowflake 5K, I got 86th place in my division. When I ran the Main Line 5K, this past fall I got really close and came in 8th place! I don’t even want to think about what place I came in for the 4 Half Marathons! I just would love to medal in a shorter distance race! It all just goes to show you that with hard work and dedication you can really improve your running skills. It just takes time and you have to work at it. I only started seriously running a little over a year ago. There has been lots of blood, sweat and tears, but I am very proud of my running accomplishments and I am grateful for every mile.

Check out all the loot from my race yesterday. I love it when you get a nice swag bag from a race. I got an awesome long sleeved shirt, an Asics hat, pens, some lotion, chips and a pair of running gloves. I can’t wait to wear this shirt with pride. Maybe I’ll rock it out to class this week!

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After I laid all my loot down yesterday to take a picture, I turned around for 5 seconds and guess who had set up shop on my goodies!

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He looks quite comfortable, don’t you think?

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And then Jackson decided to take a nap…right on my race bib.

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Doesn’t this look just say to you – “Stop bothering me mom, I’m trying to sleep!”

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I don’t know why he wanted to make this his nap area for the afternoon, but he did! It’s just how he rolls! Snow 546_thumb[1]

He’s so cute and I am pretty sure he knows it!

Does your pet take naps in weird places? Usually Jackson likes to lay in clothes I have worn, I am assuming because they smell like me? I understand that, I don’t know why he wanted to lay on my race gear, but the heart wants what it wants I guess!

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After Jackson decided he wanted to take a nap elsewhere I grabbed my race bib and headed straight to my race board to add the newest number to my growing collection. It looks so pretty smack dab in the middle! I love the cute penguin on the bib!

I can’t wait to add 2 more to my collection next month!

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  • Reply ~Mrs. Guru~ February 21, 2010 at 6:49 pm


  • Reply Carly February 21, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Great job. I had a friend run a race for a friend who couldn't go and she won the division. How crazy is that?!? I thought it was kind of amusing.

  • Reply feetinmotion February 21, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Jackson looks absolutely adorable!! My dog graham is a cockapoo and he likes laying anywhere he can. Anytime I try to get the wii fit board out to do some workout stuff he likes to climb aboard it too. Then he likes to lay right by it so I can't step off and on. Ha, what a goof!

  • Reply islandgirleats February 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    What a sleepy little monkey Jackson is! My little guy likes to sleep in pretty random places too.

  • Reply Evie Clercx February 21, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    I saw your time…you are pretty fast! Very good job. It is also my goal to win a medal this year. I finished 8th in the last race I ran in (also called Frostbite), and it has really motivated me even more to work hard and shave those mile times. Good job!

  • Reply K February 22, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Oooh Leslie, I love your blog! ANd I am totally loving the race board!!

  • Reply Miss Anne February 22, 2010 at 1:07 am

    YOU are AMAZING!
    So well done! You inspire greatness!

    and yes, Peyton finds it absolutely necessary to sleep/lay down on anything that is mine… clothing, a towel, jacket,etc.

    she'll lay on it.


  • Reply kAtemOnster February 23, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I am so proud and pumped for you. Way to go! As I said this will serve as a source of motivation for Disney. xxoo

    P.S. I take partial credit in your excellence in running, I did get to participate in one of your first races with you! : )
    P.P.S.S. Will you wait for me when I start running again and finish with the elderly?

  • Reply Genesis February 24, 2010 at 11:02 am

    congrats. totally deserve it.

    jackson is such a cutie.

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