Team Bismarck 5K! – The Shrinking Jeans of Melissa


November 9, 2009 By Lissa

Mae, me, Kristin, Lori, Megan, Kate

Are you ready for my (sort of!) race report? I didn’t train for the EA Sports 5K challenge like I had hoped to because of the disc issues in my back, but I wanted to still be a part of it! Luckily, I had an awesome team to cheer on! The Bismarck 5Kers consisted of: Megan, Lori, Kate, Kristin, and Mae.

They all did absolutely fabulous! Megan and Mae were the first-place finishers in our group and I presented them with a stunning trophy and medal for all their glorious effort and hard work. Okay, not really, but it’s my story.

I stalked them all, trying hard to be paparazzi-like. Once they were out of my camera’s reach, I laid it down on the picnic table, made the kids play on the playground, and walked/jogged the loop around the playground six times, I figure it was around 2 miles total. I totally missed Megan and Mae’s big finish, because I was on the other side of the loop. Nice, huh?

Anywhoo, here are some more photos of our day. I was totally wearing my striped socks under my pants (it was a little chilly!), but I am going to include the AWESOME, RAD photos my hubby took of me in my retro-gear to celebrate the new GLOBETROTTER challenge launching today!

And my super-radified photo shoot, courtesy of J-DOGG:

And yes, I could barely walk after performing those sweet jumps.