Friday, April 24, 2015


Amanda and I try to run the 4-miler at Shiloh Battlefield each spring.
We love races, and this one is especially exciting, and a beautiful one to run.  To make it even better, our sweet cousin, Amy, comes down from Paris, TN to run it with us every year.

Races are such fun when I am able to take one of my special little buddies along, either riding in my stroller, or running along beside me.

Let me introduce my partner in this race...

Meet Joleigh!

Precious Joleigh is one of my very dearest and best little buddies. Oh, wait!  I have about 20 of these "dearest and best" buddies..... and any one of them who can fit in my big stroller (it holds up to 65 pounds) or wants to run along with me, is invited!

I'm not sure the number of racers this year, but it seemed to be fewer than in previous years.
Here the race is just beginning.  I don't see any of our clan toward the front.  Joleigh and I were in the very back, with the stroller.

Here is the only picture we have of Amy during the race, speeding out ahead...

...followed by Amanda, zipping past

This was the first year that Amy's husband ran the Shiloh race with us
 No picture of his finish, but he ran the 4 mile course in 36 minutes!

Again, no picture, but Amy finished in 40 minutes...

...and here I come, with my sweetie pie...

We crossed the finish line in 41 minutes and 35 seconds

Now Amanda is coming...

....crossing the finish line in 42 minutes and 5 seconds

                 Finally, after an hour and 20 minutes, the last racers finish and the awards ceremony began

Amanda earned a medal for her age group!!!

  Ahhhhh..... How happy Joleigh and I feel!
                Finally finished running!                          

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