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Sunday, August 14, 2011

crazy ride life & 10km Race Report



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Can I actually call a Race Beautiful?

It was.
In the dark- 
an almost full moon over head, city lights in the distance, with about 1000 head lamps bobbing through a beautiful treed trail overlooking a peaceful reservoir of water.

My son and I toed  the line together, and then I shot off.
(I thought like a rocket;)
Turns he was only seconds behind me- 20 to be exact!




(Picture 1: How he warms up)
(Picture 2: before I beat him;)
(Picture3: 2nd place medal)


We both set records in this 10k.
I beat my time by 3 minutes, and he set his first time ever for a 10k as he has never done this before!
(Like I said~if he trained...)


So for all of you who had no faith I could beat him....I did.
And 20 seconds ahead of the 16 year old is pretty good for "late 30's" mother;))
(Or so I like to think...)

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 now....
I'm off to the great U.S.of A. with my daughter for a few days.
(She wants to shop. I may sit on a bench and...People Watch.)
:)




Wherever this crazy ride of life may be taking you...have a wonderful week!


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40 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i've said it before, and i'll say it again...dawn, you ROCK! for a 'late-30s' gal, you sure kick a**!

TexWisGirl said...

p.s. enjoy the US!!!

Randy said...

Sounds like you both had a wonderful time. Congrats on beating your time that is really awesome!

Debbie said...

ooooohhhhh dawn, i have been waiting for this post. i love the pictures, especially the one of your son "warming" up!!!

i won't say i told you so!!!!

have fun in the U.S., there is lots to do here!!!!

Mike said...

Nice job on your PR and congrats on beating your son! No matter what happens in future races, you have bragging rights forever :-).

Aimee said...

Woohoo! Yay for a PR and beating your son! :)

darlin said...

Way to go Dawn, I knew you could do it!! That push, drive, determination, stubborn pride...call it what you may, but us mothers have this thing (and children) we have to live with! lol

Kick back, relax and have fun in the States!

Cat said...

nice one Dawn!
and that run does sound beautiful indeed
have fun with your daughter

love and light

Jack said...

Dawn, you ABSOLUTELY rock. I am proud of you. And your son did great, too.

Alan said...

Congrats! Seems like the competitive urge to beat your son paid dividends:-)

I once did a 24-hour MTB race in Finnish Lapland. I didn't have to contend with the dark, though, as the sun doesn't go below the horizon for something like 56 days in high summer. It was very odd riding through the woods at 1.30am, with my sunglasses still on.

If you have 20 minutes spare, check this out - http://www.believermag.com/issues/201105/?read=article_jamison - not only an interesting read, but maybe also your next challenge:-)

Miz.November said...

That is awesome. Dawn, you kick some serious hiney, girl!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

3 min is a LOT to knock off! Way to go to you and your son! Running in the dark sounds exciting. I've ran early enough in the morning that it's still dark, but not late at night. Have a great trip!!!

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Not my idea of amusement..
Great shots.
Costas

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Congrats to you and your son. Well done! :)

Hilary said...

A mother and son race is very cool. Congrats to you both. Execellent work both of you.

John McElveen said...

LOVE IT!! He will be so inspired to beat you now--WAY to ENCOURAGE!!!


By the way--I set a personal best and changed channels 14 times in 30 seconds!I was tired- but it was worth it!

YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John

Clint said...

Pretty impressive! I couldn't beat you in a race, but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night...

mountain mama said...

yay, congrats! :) love his warm up routine!

don't forget to take pics for us while people watching!!

spindrift,me said...

Wa-hoo for you!! you go, Dawn! ;o)

Buttons said...

Oh I really thought you would beat him. I am so glad you had a great time and beat those records. I amazed at your abilities. Hope you have fun in the USA. Boy you are young. B

Country Mouse Studio said...

yikes,not my kind of ride
you did well,a 16yr old is hard to beat but what's the old saying cunning and experience will beat out youth :O)

Slamdunk said...

Congrats to you and your son. I have a friend who loves night races--I can see the appeal.

Enjoy your time States.

bon bon said...

you certainly put the rest of us in our late 30's... *cough*...to shame! congrats to the both of you, and welcome to south of the border! ;o)

Rick said...

You've got a real smart son, Dawn - he knows what side his bread is buttered on ;-)

But ... way to go !

Enjoy the US of A, like we are.

Allison said...

Yay! Such a fun thing to do with your son!

Peter said...

congrats - keep beating him while you can!

Lynette said...

LOL! Isn't it great when we can still beat our children at something. Enjoy your time in the US.

xx

Liesl said...

Well done Dawn!! Oh,how to get your son to train.. Enjoy your trip to the USA!

Tim said...

Congratulations! You've done well! Me, I don't have the incentive to race anymore but I love hiking.

Amish Stories said...

I think my roller coaster days are over as the last time i was on one it didnt end pretty. Note to self never eat a few hot dogs before going on anything like that. Richard from Amish Stories.

Pat Tillett said...

My running days are over, but i sure do like to walk and/or hike!
Great post and congratulations!

Val said...

Dawn, you are such a Rockstar! I love the blog layout!

Jeff said...

Great job with the race... Now that you're going to the USA, can you do a few things for me since I haven't been around this summer? Before I get back, can you air out the linens, take out the trash, stock up the beer? :) Enjoy your travels!

Jimmy said...

Good Job Dawn, it feels good to show the youngsters we can still do it once in a while :)

Enjoy your week and People watching is most times more entertaining than shopping anyways.

Amish Stories said...

Congratulations as well on your race. Keeping in shape now will only pay you back in a big way later on. Richard

pig parade said...

oh oh is he playing on nokie in that picture??!!

that looks like fun was it by calaway?

ladyfi said...

What wonderful pics!

Janie said...

Congrats to both of you for finishing the 10K. I'm impressed.

madrassi said...

This sounds fun and interesting. Excellent shots! i too like going on ride.

Michael Manning said...

All I can say is Cool! : )