Hi, and welcome to my profile and blog! My name is Jodie and I'm a cross-stitch addicted museum studies graduate student. I love stitching (clearly), knitting, quilting, reading, writing, and learning. I have a weird obsession with donkeys that I can't really explain. I'm very attached to the citizens of Llanview Pennsylvania who make the ABC soap One Life to Live worth watching every day, and I am freakishly obsessed with Rachael Ray. I'm a runner, a gardener, and a lover of all different kinds of tea with a very serious coffee addiction. I volunteer at a canoe museum, and I work in a salad bar chopping fruits and veggies, creating baskets, trays, and various seasonal concotions. I have amazing friends, a great family, and the most beautiful German Shepherd. So basically....I'm just me!
I did it! I actually ran, finished my race, and did it under my goal time! It was an amazing experience...there were SO many people there! I finished (approximately) 4000 out of 8000 people, according to the gun time. Of course, it took me about 5 minutes from the time the gun went off to actually walk to the start line and cross it. That's when the chip in my shoe started recording my time. There were just so many people that it was impossible for everyone to start at the same time. So my chip time was 34:26.8 minutes. I usually run it in about 33, and my goal was to be under 35. So I'm very happy with the results! Here are some pics:
Me before the race
This is taken from where I started- you can vaguely see the start line way down there...
About to cross the finish line...
My friend's medal after running 21.5k!
So...that's that! Next race: July 23rd, Heydenshore Hoedown. It's the graduation race for my 10k clinic that I'm in right now. Instead of a tshirt you get a cowboy hat, and afterwards there's beer, wine, a BBQ and country music! Yeeehaw!! We're both doing it...and hopefully I can actually run 10k by then!!