Friday, September 12, 2014

The Burning Pines 5k Run

Up before dawn…. 
 At Bastrop State Park, laced up and toeing the starting line.
 #428 the buff blonde Dutch boy is my husband…. (me on the right) tucked in just behind him. He sacrifices his times to run with me, he could have easily placed 1st in his division! 
 Leaving it all on the finish line…. 
 We both placed 2nd in our divisions! 
In 2011 97% of the beautiful old pine trees were lost to a huge wildfire.  You can still see many of the burnt trees standing upright and blackened. 
 Each year this Race provides funding for new trees to replace those lost.
 On the mend and growing back….
 Something to feel good about! 

From a confirmed non runner a year and eight months ago to running steady, six days a week, rain, shine or snow!