Yesterday was one of, if not The most fun birthday celebration ever. I'll let the pictures tell the story...
A big thanks to Devin, the event photographer who took most of these pictures. =)
Me with the start/finish line
The prizes - bags from Thirty One
Some of us designed our own shirts with a '31" theme...
(Who made Margarita cupcakes for after the race)
The back of her shirt
The medals I made for all the participants
I'm So excited!
Listening as Philip describes the course
Group shot at the start line
A fun picture, fighting for a good starting position =)
... and we're off!
From the very start, this race was Owned by Melissa!
Danah, Rebekah, and I looping back by just past the halfway mark
Presenting... the line up for the race:
Rebekah and I
Drink helpers =)
Melissa at the finish - first place!
Philip at the timing and recording station
Me sprinting to a third place finish. 30 minutes and 23 seconds
Cool shot of Rebekah
Getting some post race food out
A lot of Gatorade disappeared that morning
Time to present awards and pass out medals...
Melissa getting her medal
...and her First Prize bag
Me with the third place bag
Me and Tiffany
Philip played such a huge part in helping organize this event, from clocking the route, to timing, to marking the turn arounds, etc... Thank you so much, Babe!
Soo very thirsty
A most deserved medal to Rebekah (who ran the race while feeling pretty sick!)
I got some amazing gifts from friends, too!
Jen and I share a sweaty hug
Post race group picture
... with our muscles
It was HOT!!! Everything went really smoothly though and everyone had a great time! I couldn't have asked for a better birthday, or for better friends. Thank you to All who came and celebrated with me!
When I got home, Philip gave me this pool chair so I could lounge with the kids in the pool for a while before we got back to work staining the deck.
31 and so blessed =)