Saturday, October 13, 2007

Bonnie's 10K - She Did AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

Center stage...where else would you expect Bonnie to be!!! (well ok you have to know her to understand that comment). Today she ran in her very first 10k run in Madill, OK and she placed first in her age group...and YES I'm very obviously totally proud of her efforts in this race and her training that led up to it. She ran the race on her own as the rest of the Edmond Running Club that was at Madill today all ran in the Half Marathon race..more on that in another post.....

Here we are pre-race and ready. Us half marathoners started at 8:30 and Bonnie and the rest of the 10k'ers started at 9:00. The start and finish point in Madill has a really nice meeting room where the winners trophies were given out. They also have shower facilities that each of us took advantage of before we left.
The story here though is that Bonnie and I were both in the shower (not together...seperate areas...shame on you for thinking such thoughts) when they announced her age group for the 10k women's results and that she was the winner. One of the other ERC ladies had to run and grab her before she had gotten totally undressed and get her to come out to receive her trophy. We don't have a photo yet of her on the winners podium. AND to top this off no one thought to come and get me so I didn't even know she had won until I got done with my shower...so I missed her on the podium receiving her trophy.
We aren't sure of her time since it was not done with chips...she thinks it was 1:30:00 something, hopefully we know something later today or tomorrow.

This is Bonnie (left) and the rest of the Edmond Running Club that went home as trophy winners in their respective age groups. Cindy is just right of Bonnie, then Bill (he placed in his age group even though he ran an extra mile in the half marathon when he took a wrong turn and had to back track), then Clyde. We are proud of all of them for their efforts. Yes my photo is lacking here, in fact I was the photographer...see someone always has to tell the story...
Anyway....congratulations to my lovely, fabulous running wife Bonnie today for her efforts in her first 10k race!!!!!!!!


10 comments:

Backofpack said...

Whoo-hoo! Congrats to Bonnie!!!

scott keeps running said...

Way to go Bonnie!! That's terrific!

J~mom said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is awesome!!!! YAY BONNIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Marcy said...

OMG!!!! That is AWESOME!!!! CONGRATS Bonnie!!! You rock!!! ;D ;D ;D YAY!!!!

Mary Gee said...

First Place in your First Ten K!!!!! Wow. Fabulous! Fantastic! Awesome! That is so wonderful!

Wes said...

Hee, hee! Way to go, Bonnie! That is so awesome that you had a great time on your first 10K and brought home some hardware to boot!!!

ws said...

that's amazing - congrats to Bonnie. Can't wait for the rest of the race report...

Pat said...

Bonnie Rocks!

that's so cool to place too. She looks pretty happy.

Darrell said...

Now, that is super cool! High Five Bonnie! That is quite the 10K race debut.

Michelle said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!! Awesome job, Bonnie!!!

Randy, you do know you'll have to build her a trophy case now, right? ;-)