Monday, September 22, 2008


This past weekend was the annual Beaverdale Fall Festival. Each year the festival features the BeaverDash, a 5k run. This year marked my 4th year to run in the BeaverDash. The race was Saturday morning and it was a great morning for a race. I love this race because the start is only 6 blocks from our house, so I can warm up to the start line and I feel like I am running in my own backyard. Check out the results for the BeaverDash.
Here I am running the streets of Beaverdale.
Our friend Caleb, in green, running down his competition.
Here I am heading to the finish line.
Another good friend Nora, in red, makes the final turn before the finish.
Caleb, Nora and I posing for a picture at the finish!
Jenna and Rachael came to cheer on Caleb.
Heather and I pose for a picture at the finish line.
One highlight of the race for me was the winner, Matthew Gabrielson. He won very easily in a time of 14:29. He is an elite athlete sponsored by Reebok and he finished 8th in the US Olympic Trials where he ran a 13.38 for the 5k, very impressive. He beat me by 2 minutes, but it was fun to see him run, even if he was running away from me.

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