Hills and Heels and Him.....1st in Age Group.....Way to go Karen


Today Karen and 4 of her friends ran the Heels and Hills and Him and had truly perfect weather for the 5K.

We got up early and had some of the friends meet us at the house so that we could follow each other and make sure nobody was lost or late.  Got to the race in plenty of time and I was surprised.  I had no idea that the event was going to be as big as it was.  There was a 5K, a 10K and a 1/2 marathon being run today as well as a 1 mile fun run/walk.

The 1 mile fun run/walk went off with all the children and their parents.  These little kids and there legs looked like helicopter blades they were moving so fast.  It was incredible to watch as some of the children were giving it all and then some.  You could see how profud the parents were.

The 1/2 marathon was the next race to get going followed by the 10K.  So next up was the 5K and the 5 ladies got ready to run.  Once the gun went off you could see them moving forward until they hit the starting line and took off.  It was inspirational to see this crew start running.  I had guessed that Karen would be heading back in about 30 minutes.

Before I knew it the announcer made a comment that the first 5K finisher was coming in.  The time for him was 17:29 and he looked like he had barely broken a sweat.

A few moments later Karen Oliver came in and was the second female finisher.  About 5 minutes later Karen Bahamundi was running with her friend Barbara and were looking strong.  They crossed the finish line together and then we waited for three other friends.

Once everybody was across the finish line a few pics were taken and off to the house we went (it is Sunday Football Day!!!!!)  Halfway through the game Karen checked the results and as it turns out she finished

1ST IN HER AGE GROUP (FEMALE 40-44)

I am so proud of Karen for her accomplishment in this race.  She did wonderful and proves that the proper training, proper nutrition and rest can do for you and your confidence.

Great Job Baby.....very proud of you.  Two podium finishes in races in 2010.
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Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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