Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Truffle Shuffle

Karen and Kelly were up at the crack of dawn this morning to be in a 5K race which is 3.1 miles.
Karen Kelly and Debbie.
This is what Karen had to say about the race,
"Picture right after the race. It was a very hilly course...that I was not ready for. I still finished in 46:01 which was a minute more than I wanted to finish in, my goal was to finish in 45 by doing 15 min miles but did 15:20 sec miles, both of which is slow, but since I haven't done a 5K in 19 years, I am happy to have finished and to have not quit. I had to walk at the top of a couple of the hills. "

"The race was called the Truffle Shuffle and there was the promise of Andre's chocolate when you finish. Uhhhm I was highly disappointed when picking up my bib number to find out it was one nickle sized truffle... bummer. "

"Although as I was finishing, Kelly and a friend of hers came running back to me, they had stolen 2 more truffles and bribed me with chocolate to finish strong... go chocolate!!! "
Here's what Kelly had to say, "When Karen and I got our packets and our itsy-bitsy truffles, I said, 'wow, you get a tiny truffle and then shuffle out to go race!' This must be how they came up with the name. I hadn't been training like I should of, actually, I hadn't even run at all this week....I know....slacker.
"Well, during the last part of the race I was pretty much toast too, but my friend came up and ran along side me cheering and encouraging me to go faster. She had snatched some extra chocolate for me, also. She really helped me to finish strong!"
Here's the long sleeved shirt the girls got for running in the race.
The girls have me all excited about this and I would like to go along some time. Kelly could push me in the wheelchair and Karen could push Nancy. I am not able to walk very far at all. Nancy can walk but she can't breathe good for very long. We could do the lupus race. Just a thought!


Mary said...


Congratulations to the girls for finishing the race. They did a fine job.

It would be great for you and Nancy to go along and there should be a couple of extra truffles for running and pushing a wheelchair. Go for it, girl.

Thanks for the email and kind words about my knees. I appreciate the love and support.


Linda said...

I know how proud you are of your daughters. I'm sure Nancy would love to be involved in a race.

Denise said...

Congrats to your girls for running in this race, great job. I am proud of them both.

Renie Burghardt said...

The girls did a great job, Grams. The truffle may have been nickel size, but they were champs for finishing and I know you were proud of them!

Happy weekend!



Karen H. said...

Good Morning Grams,
"CONGRATULATION'S on Kelly adn Kren andrunning the race. Surely the Truffles could have been a bit bigger tho. LOL. I still can't alk very far without tiring out either. Maybe you and Nancy could do thr LUpus race. Twke cae my friend and ahve a gerat Sundy. MAY god bLESS YOU AND YOURS.
kAREN h.

Sandi said...

Great going girls.

I would someday like to do a race too but I have the breathing problem

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Gramas,
Just thouht I would drop by to see how you are doing? Hope you are having a good week so far and feeling good. Visit when you can. Take care my friend and have a great day. May GOD Bless you andyours.
Karen H.

Love Bears All Things said...

Way to go, girls! I could do a 15 minute mile but it would be a race walk not a run. I can run for a little bit then have to walk. I usually say, I"ll run to that street light or that drive way and then I'll walk until i catch my breath. I say, whatever works for me or you or Kelli or Karen. Yea for us!
Mama Bear

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Grams,
Just thought I would drop by to see how you are doing? I noticed you haven't postrf in acouple of day. I hope things are okay with you. WE ar supposed to get some more wintry Precip tomortow. I't alotcolder this mornintg than it was yesteray. Take care my friend and ahve a great day. May GOD BLess you and yours.
karen H.

Joyce said...

I congratulate the ladies who can run and have a great time with it. I can't run and can walk at one speed, which is slow. Have a great day.

Love and Hugs,