Saturday, May 30, 2009
Las Cruces Trip
The Gold medal. I broke the 2002 record by 2' 51"with a time of 26'58".
This is a journal page dating from august 2007 when I knew that I would not be able to go to the New Mexico Senior Olympics because of injury...I was pretty upset then.
Gray and windy on our way
Steve took this picture at about 5:30am right before the start
The line up...
From checking the evening before I was ready for a course with a long hill at the beginning, steeper than described!
The finish! Check the huge crowds cheering:)
My fellow competitors in age group 65-69: next to me the silver, then the bronze and the 4th place winner with her ribbon
I passed Lynn at the beginning but later on she passed me and beat me by 55 seconds (her age group 55-59). Very nice young woman.
Esther, 79 years young from Acoma pueblo and in brilliant yellow Inez from Los Alamos
I am not proud:)
Another Senior Olympian, Jeanette, full of life!
In front of our hotel before going home
On our way home....blue skies, sunny!
On the way back to Albuquerque we stopped for my reward, a gift from my son David who gave me a McDo certificate...He knew that I had been shamelessly drooling (for 1 year) for fast food (sorry slow-food folks), i.e., French fries and a fish sandwich.
All pictures from the race are by darling hubby Steve! Thank you, dear husband!