Victory speech


First of all, I would like to thank God for creating bodies and physical activities. I could not have done this without you.

I need to thank my dear mother, first and foremost for giving birth to me, and secondly, for recently gifting me with some high-quality wicking shirts and shorts. It made this entire morning so much more enjoyable.

Anna, at Road Runner Sports, for fitting me with my new Adidas, and convincing me that the Super Feet insoles really are worth it. You’re the best!

Thank you to the pouring rain and mud, because no one wants to be the kid with the blindingly neon white shoes.

I can’t forget the Olmsted brothers, who had the original vision for designing Seattle city parks such as Green Lake.

My legs, my legs! I know that I had said such cruel things to you and about you in the past, and yet you remain loyal and reliable. I do not deserve you.

And finally, to the endorphines. You kicked in around mile 2, and stretched the 2.8 goal into a respectable 3.5, therefore convincing me that even after several months of hiatus, I’VE STILL GOT IT!


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  1. mom on June 9, 2007 at 4:12 PM

    We are so proud! Just saw your friends Trent Meyers and Peder G. Had a meaningful conversation about 25 year old men not ready to get married. They are too funny. And they still love you. They loved you even when you weren’t kickin it as a buff hiker/runner.

  2. Laura on June 9, 2007 at 7:55 PM

    Annie, if you had ran cross country in high school I have no doubt that you would have been faster than me. In fact, you’d probably give Jen Keyser a run for her money ;-) See you in a month, friend! Yay!

  3. Lyla on June 9, 2007 at 11:10 PM

    lol And here I thought to myself, “If I ran… today would be a good day for it since it’s not hot…IF I ran” It didn’t occur to be that the rain would also have the benefits of making new shoes not so conspicuous.

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