This year was my 2nd time doing the Sound To Narrows 12k Run again. Last year I ran with my old co-worker/friend George. He convinced me to become a runner... I had my doubts while we trained last spring and prepared for the longest run of my life. I always had every excuse NOT to run, but once I found my pace I was unstoppable. After finishing 2010's Sound to Narrows 12k run, I felt GREAT!
I began making running part of my lifestyle, especially on a nice sunny or overcast day. Which can be rare here in Washington.
This year I talked my life long friend of 20 years plus to join me. She was just like me, had the same attitude as I did before I started running. My little brother got the word that we were signing up to do the 12k run and of course wanted to join. I was excited to have them “eagar” to join me since my partner from last year was unavailable to make it this year. Either way I was going to run the 12k, with or with out them.
|Here is my little Brother Greg "Greggie" and my bff Charlyne before the 12k.|
|Charlyne and I before the race. We have been bff's since 1990... Wowza!|
|My brother Greg and I before our run.|
|Our after running a 12k picture... Still smiling.|
Words can't describe the feeling of crossing that finish line. We can't wait to do it all over again next year, right Charlyne and Greg?lol
All I know is WE DID IT and now we are recovering... Hahaha! Stairs are my enemy right about now.
*Nearly 5,500 people ran, walked at crawled at this annual summer event.*