A real live racer


Hearken back to May, when I wrote about just a few of the dreams and goals I have for my life. Scroll down, down, down, and you will read, “I want to run in a race.” I am proud to announce that today, that dream became a reality.

Guess who just ran a 5K? [thumbs] THIS girl!

And I ran the whole way! Didn’t stop for air or anything! This is a big deal mainly because I have not run/jogged/trotted since June. Oh, I’ve been busy slaying mountains and the like, but running is a different beast. It doesn’t come naturally. So I feel proud.

It was a beautiful, crisp, autumn morning, and I even got to run through crunchy leaves. It was my first real “fall” experience since I left on The Big Trip, as everywhere I have been until how has been hot and muggy and annoyingly sunny. I was surprised at how everyone was so excited to run – from 5-year old kids to men and women in their 60’s. There was even a man who was juggling bean bags as he ran.

Okay, I’ll be honest: HE was irritatingly perky.

But I finished! Good job, self! And I even won a travel mug from the raffle at the end.




  1. Sarah on October 20, 2007 at 7:05 PM

    I SAW that man juggling bean bags while running on the beach in Seaside [OR], last weekend! He really gets around!

  2. MJ on October 22, 2007 at 12:27 AM

    you did not see amy grant in the park. that is just too tennessee cliche.

    you didn’t.

    and did you notice your ad is advertising tennessee.. ha ha. the blog thinks you love tennessee. this is going to be a riot! I hope you rake in the moola and then split the profits with me since I helped you come up with the idea. Sure, you’re doing all the nitty gritty “blogging” but half your readership found it’s way to you through me so… you owe me.

  3. MJ on October 22, 2007 at 1:05 AM

    oh man.. now it’s advertising “bathroom ideas.”

    seriously. A RIOT. I’m starting to get more excited about the ads than your blog!

    (as if that were possible..)

  4. Jeremy Parsons on October 22, 2007 at 6:27 AM

    Congrats on seeing Amy G. in the park. Were you “taken with the notion to love (her) with the sweetest of devotion”? Does she “like to drive like Mario Andretti”? How long did you stay and watch her? I bet it “Takes a little more time”.

    Thank you, Annie, for tainting my existence by purchasing the “heart in motion” CD.

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