Sunday, June 22, 2008

she wears short shorts

I'm one to talk. 

I picked up some running shorts for the 5K without trying them on until the morning of the race, and it turned into a "Daisy Duke Goes Running" special. Oops! But you know what? I'm pretty attached to them now. They did, after all, take part in my personal Mt. Everest — the Strawberry Days 5K. (Baby steps, people. Baby steps.) 
Easy As 123
My short shorts played a big (OK, little) part in my victory.
Off To the Races
Don't we look sporty?

Yes, ladies and gents, Adam and I ran our previously announced 5K on Saturday. It was wonderful, horrible, motivating, exhausting, inspiring, and even oddly romantic. Here are five race highlights, along with five things I learned. 

Race Rundown
1. Despite the fact that he could have run much faster, Adam ran with me the whole way, pushing and cheering me on. ("This is a little faster than I want to go, but I'll do it for you," he lied.)
2. We beat our practice time by four minutes, coming in at 33 minutes. 
3. We didn't walk once.
4. Some people walked faster than parts of our jogging. (But I didn't walk!)
5. We so didn't come in last. (Not that there's anything wrong with that ...)

Five Things I Learned
1. It's so about the journey, but it's also so about the finish line. 
2. Some people look really attractive after running a 5K. 
3. I am not one of those people. 
4. Don't say, "At least I know I'll beat that grandpa," and then watch him jog ahead of you around mile No. 2. (I think we eventually beat him, but still.) 
5. You were right, Adam. A couple that runs together, sticks together. 
Picture Not Perfect
A perfect example of posing gone awry.
(You can't win 'em all.)

We may have started Strawberry Days on the run, but we ended it with friends, food, and a fair. Here are some other pictures of our memorable weekend. (Beware, self portraits ahead.)
Memory Lane
Two of "the boys" — Nate and Blacker — from Adam's college days came into town with their fun families and stayed with us for the weekend. 
I loved getting to know them.
Best. Ride. Ever.
Ever since my Punahou Carnival days, I have been enamored with the Zipper and its zippiness.
Caged In
This is us in our Zipper cage. My co-worker, Greg, has a policy: "If it wasn't there yesterday, don't ride it today." Generally a good rule, but this was too fun to pass up.
View From the Top
Our first ferris wheel ride together. All together now: Ahhhh.
The Strawberry Days Crew
Thanks for a great weekend!


ty & megs said...

you make one darling, and super skinny might i add, daisy duke my love! congrats on the 5k! i ran one once. but as grandpa would say, i guess i ran it first and last time. :)
can't wait to see you this summer!

JujuBean said...

Way to go! A 5k is definitely on my list. And you do look darling in your jogging shorts!

Amanda said...

I thought I read the title wrong at first, but no, there you are looking super cute in short shorts!

Congrats on the 5k! Adam definitely has mysterious powers over you to get you to do that. Good job!

Adam and Kristina said...

I would totally rock the short shorts if my legs looked like yours. Sadly, they look like Mischa Barton's. Google it. :)

Erin said...

Holy sexy legs batman! Hey, want to run another one? Say on the 4th of July...? Hmmmm?

Tara said...

You are truly an inspiration to me! I've got short shorts too! Pics to come I'm sure:) Thanks for the tips!

Juli said...

Sigh. To be able to pull off short shorts the way you another life, perhaps.

Congrats on your first 5K! I've never been a runner by any stretch of the imagination, but I think Jeff and Natalie are doing our Stake Fun Run in a few weeks. Go Jeff and Nata!

Heidelweiss said...

How cute are you two! Races are fun, yes? Steve and I used to do them a lot-then we had kids and got lazy. I know it's no excuse but still, I've got to use what I can! There must be SOME reason I'm not exercising. Very cute pics you skinny wee thing.

Jennie Sleight said...

Sounds like one good weekend. And maybe a tradition forming...

Craig & Carol said...

Love the cute and clever (as always) post. Love makes us do strange and surprizing things... but now you know you can run! Your legs are adorable but Adam must have taken all the previous short comments to heart. Look forward to seeing you both this weekend!

Logan and Emily said...

You can TOTALLY wear short shorts Breezers! Dang girl...look at those stems! I'm so inspired...I am actually going to TRY and go for a run. Thank you! You two are freaking adorable. Hey, on another note, my parents just got back from China (without me) and I was so sad that I sat down and ate a cup-o-noodles with chopsticks. Totally thought of you!

Laurel said...

So sorry I missed the fun but could you 2 be any cuter? SHEESH.

way to go daisy duke and rosco-peeco-train (is that even how you spell/say that?)

Natalie said...

I love that Greg rule.

ali said...

I'm impressed! I really hate running...

Adam and Kristina said...

Oh, and P.S., how can we be Internet buddies if you don't have me on your blogroll? Isn't it much easier to go to my site, which I know you check every hour, from your own site, rather than Mander's?

Drew & Michelle said...

Looks like you finally met that "goal" that Adam set for you two... only a year or so late. lol Well Congrats and pat pat on the back. Now when Adam teases you about being Athletic you can tell him "Hey... 5K.... Remember?" Basically your pretty much the awesomest person I know! Love You!

Amye Kay said...

Great job guys! I ran my first 5K in 33 mins too, then to find out that I was 8 weeks pregnant too. But I had the same goal, NO WALKING, at anytime. You are a fun couple to keep up with. I really need to get running again, baby #4 has sucked the life out of this running body! Have fun at Bear Lake in our former condo. Funny how fast that happened.

Kara said...

Awww yeah, the zipper. So awesome.

malia said...

you are awesome bri!
i love your blog. can't wait to get to know you better! :)

email me if ya wanna read ours:
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Jonathan said...

Congrats on the run! And I have to echo the feelings towards the zipper. BTW you are looking fabu!

SheriB said...

We had a blast. Next time try running in a swimsuit and Speedo. You'll take 3 minutes off your time without training any harder.

Kelly said...

Can't believe I am comment 22 on this post. Man you're popular!

Jen said...

I am soooo proud of you! And, you look sexy in your shorts, woman! Way to go!!!!!!!!! Sounds like you two are ready for a bigger challenge.... maybe joining the Stagg's for our race in the fall? Jon's a first timer...

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