Saturday, October 29, 2011

Proud as can be!

Hello, dear readers!

I wanted to share a wonderful event with you.  On July 4th my husband and I visited Poplar Forest near Lynchburg, Virginia.  For those of you who are interested, you can read my post on our visit here.  While in the gift shop my husband found a brochure for the Poplar Forest 5K race to be held in October.  He picked up the brochure, brought it home and promptly signed up.  Now, I must tell you that my husband and I struggle when it comes to exercise and eating right.  Well, I guess I struggle more than my husband, but you get the picture. So, I was surprised when DH said that he signed up for the Poplar Forest 5K!

Over the next few months DH worked hard at the gym and ran the local roads.  He had his eye on the prize and in the process he lost over 60 lbs!  Finally, October 8 arrived and we made our way to Poplar Forest.  It was a chilly, sunny morning and I could tell that DH was nervous. 


Warming up before the race


Sporting the new 5K t-shirt


Waiting for the race to start


And their off!


Runners ran down this hill and then up the hill in the distance.  Then, they had to turn around and come back...those hills were brutal!


DH is coming up the hill...


Many runners were walking the hill (I probably would have too!) but my DH ran both hills!


The race took the runners around the house and here is DH hitting the home stretch...


What a FINISH! 


 My handsome husband...he never walked once during the entire race!  


You are my hero!  I love you!

Thank you for letting me share such a special day with you.  Now, I am off to get some stitching in so I can share a stitchy post soon!

14 comments:

Nancy said...

What an accomplishment, congrats to your hubby!

Suzanne said...

CONGRATS to your DH!! He's a cutie, too!!

April Mechelle said...

Congrats to your husband! And to lose weight and get in shape! You are a lucky Girl!!

Catherine said...

Whoo- hoo!!! Congrats to your husband!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Michael! Way to go! And congrats on losing weight along the way!

Robin

Jan said...

Congratulations to your husband, Valerie! What a great accomplishment!!

Your progress on The Sparrow is looking so pretty!! I hope that you are enjoying it!

Margaret said...

Wow! That is quite an accomplishment! Congratulations to your sweet husband! He's a cutie! I bet you're so proud of him. And think how healthy it is for him too!

valerie said...

Wow, that's amazing! Congrats to your DH and to have lost so much weight and gotten fit...wonderful rewards for his effort. :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Woo hoo... congrats on a great run and an awesome weight loss. Your DH is a real cutie.

Rowyn said...

Congrats to your gorgeous DH. What an accomplishment! Good on him.

Denise said...

Wow! What a wonderful achievement! Set his mind to it - worked for it - and then accomplishment! Plus, the bonus of loosing 60 pounds.

Popular Forest is beautiful. Must get back some time.

Chris said...

Congratulations to your husband!
I love Poplar Forest. What a beautiful place for this event.

Carol said...

What an accomplishment, Valerie--I can see why you're so proud of him!!

Suzanne said...

A big congratulations to your husband, way to go!