Saturday, February 20, 2010

We Race for Riley Grace

Today Mitch and I ran the Make a Difference 5K race to benefit the Children's Hospital. They encouraged people to run in honor of someone so we of course ran for Riley! We had a few people ask us who Riley was so it was an easy way to spread the word about Rett Syndrome.

Why yes that is a trophy in my hand. I surprisingly won 1st place in my age group, coming in at 27:16 (I think). They said there were about 600 runners so I was pretty happy!

The back of my shirt, which motivated me to run faster. I figured the more people I passed, the more that would see my shirt!

At the start of the race we had to run on a busy road with just one lane blocked off and there were a lot of slow runners in front who were hard to get around. Mitch got around them first and took off, leaving me in his dust. He beat me by about a minute, 45 seconds (but I got a trophy!). :)

It's a beautiful day here in Mississippi, and a great day for a run!

Friday, February 12, 2010

snow day!

I woke up this morning and for a minute thought I was back in Wisconsin!

Riley seemed to like the snow. Morgan did not.

Addy had fun building a fort with the neighbors

The dogs had fun too. :)

I packed snow around Riley to make her a chair to lean back on and she started to fall asleep.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

science museum

Last Saturday was about as cold as it gets in Mississippi so rather than stay inside all day we went to the Science Museum.

The two-headed snake was interesting but the hall of fish aquariums was definitely the favorite!