June 6, 2009

We Did It! Lo Hicimos!

This morning Jenny and I ran the Harpoon Brewery 5-miler together to celebrate my 30th birthday. It was a wonderful time! The weather was perfect, the company was great (Jenny's husband, Chris, also ran and Jenny's kids & parents and Colin came along to support us), and we ran the whole race! We enjoyed brats, pasta, salad, and beer at the after party and called it a morning shortly thereafter. It was a wonderful way to spend the last morning of my 20s! Colin got some great photos that you can sit back and enjoy.

Waiting for Jenny's family to arrive.

Pre-race revelry!
There were a lot of people and a lot of porta potties.

There was this place where you could time your sprint.
I didn't do too badly.

The starting line.
(We were WAY at the back.)

And we were off!

The sprint to the finish;
we met our goal of finishing in under an hour!

And a post race photo for the books.

  • Thanks to Colin for supporting my running habit by giving me time away to pursue it, and for taking photos today.
  • Thanks to Colin's parents for my new running shoes.
  • Thanks to Chris for passing his bib# along to me, so I could run officially.
  • Thanks to Gyda and Hordur for caring for our children while we were out for the morning.


  1. congrats!!! and happy birthday!!!

  2. You did it!!! The last time I ran three miles was when i was pregnant with you. ha!!!!! Must have been about 31 years ago... I'm so proud of you for reaching your goal AND having fun. Have a great day tomorrow!


  3. Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Heather!

  4. You wore your 30 hat. Nice. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!!! - Michelle

  5. well done my friend! welcome to the 30's - you're off to a great start!