Great friends.Posted: July 24, 2011
Maryanne, my mom and Braedon ran the Lacamas Lake Half Marathon this morning in Camas, Washington. It has become somewhat of a tradition for them to run this race as a celebration for my mom’s birthday, which is this weekend! This year they also met with friends for brunch at a cute place in Portland after the race.
I have never run this race, but they make it sound like a pretty hard, but beautiful course. It is hilly and hot, not a PR race, but a good race to dedicate to friendship and a love for running.
Maryanne sent me some pictures from today because…
she feels famous when I talk about her on my blog she wanted me to be jealous of all the fun I missed out on she wanted me to dedicate this post to my mom for her bday
well… I’m not really sure why she sent them to me. She just sent a blank email with these super cute pics! jk, Maryanne! Thanks for the emails!
My mom, Braedon, Maryanne
Now, in all seriousness… how awesome are my mom’s friends (including Maryanne)!? What a fun way to celebrate your birthday! My mom’s other friend, Emily, texted me a few weeks ago to see if I could steal all of my mom’s old race shirts that she doesn’t wear so that she could make them into a t-shirt quilt. We were a little unsure about which shirts I should steal, and whether or not my mom would mind, but I think it all worked out. I stole them from her closet and avoided any that I thought would fit well, and I didn’t take any from the laundry. She didn’t even notice when I took an entire stack of t-shirts from her closet. What!??
Well, it turned out super cute, and she was completely surprised. Yay! I love surprises so much. This is such a fun way to keep and remember race shirts that you will never wear.
Jeeeeez… Not to mention how cute my mom and Braed look!
If you are going to run a race that you know is super challenging, do you decide to just have a fun race, or do you try to take it head on?
Do you have PRs for different geographic areas or course types (hilly PR and flat course PR)?