Wordless Wednesday – Running with the Devil

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Once again, too many words for a “WORDLESS” post, but I thought this was so funny I had to share!   Last Sunday I ran the Newport Beach Spirit Run 10K.  My first race EVER.  I am on a running kick these days, click here for the back story on how it all got started.

Anyhow, dear husband picks up my number the day before for me.  When he comes home he has this funny look on his face and says,  “you’re not going to be happy with your number.”  Then he holds up my bib.  See picture above.

I mean SERIOUSLY, my first race ever and this is the number I got?   Was it an omen the race was not going to go well?! Then I had to laugh because it was just kind of hilarious.

The next morning at the race I went to registration and asked if I could wear it upside down.  The lady told me she would feel more comfortable with me switching it.  Insisted I get a new number.  And she had fear in her eyes.  It still makes me laugh.

So, I raced as 1060 instead, and it was SO MUCH FUN!   I am not fast, but I don’t care.   Two months ago I couldn’t even run one mile without walking, so being able to run a 10K was huge for me.  I was on a high the entire day.

The beautiful woman next to me (no hat)  is my dear friend Pam. She was one of the friends who told me I could do this in the first place.  That’s us with our 5 kiddos between us.  We met the first day of freshman year in college and have been the best of friends since the day we met.  We are both doing the OC 1/2 Marathon on 5/2 and I am FIRED UP (no pun intended.) Hee hee..

After the race, I went to do the math on my pace per mile. Let’s see,  I finished in 1 hour 06 minutes. So, I did 6 miles in 66 minutes.

Enter Twilight Zone theme music.   Good thing I don’t believe in that stuff or it would be a little freaky!!!

Click HERE to see more Wordless Wednesday pics at Angry Julie Monday. Click HERE for a list of upcoming OC running events on Just Spotted. Happy Wednesday HOT mamas! Have a great one…


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  1. 1
    Michele says:

    Maybe you should call them “Wordy Wednesdays”? And I mean that in the nicest way! These have been my FAVORITE posts lately. That story is hilarious. Congrats on a big milestone and great accomplishment!

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    Pam says:

    SO proud of you. You put your mind to something and just do it. You’re such and inspiration and I can’t wait to take on the next challenge together! Run like the devil!!!

  3. 3
    Kate says:

    Congrats on your first 10k! I thought this was hilarious!

  4. 4
    Jamie says:

    First of all Congrats on the race! I would have had to switch the number also. Having said that I was born in the 6th month of \’66. So maybe it would have been a good sign for me. Anyway, great job on the race.

  5. 5
    Papa says:

    tooooo funny !!! Nana and I are still laughing! Obviously, we are proud of you beyond words. Thanks for the inspiration…..:O)

  6. 6

    congratulations on running your first 10k! quite an accomplishment ~

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    Melanie M says:

    Too funny Jen! Where are your horns? You did awesome, congrats on your first race!

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    Gina says:

    You are so funny! Congrats on the run – that’s fantastic!

  9. 9
    Cheryl says:

    I just love this! oh – that race was also my first 10k! Anyway – you ROCK! Keep going, mama!

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    Stephanie says:

    Run Jen run!

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    Terry says:

    i like the idea of Wordy Wednesdays ;0)

    also, congrats on your first 10k. that’s quite an accomplishment!

  12. 12

    Congrats on the run! That number cracks me up! I would have totally kept it, but I’m a freak like that.

  13. 13
    Jen says:

    Thanks everyone for your support! It means the world to me!

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