My good friend, Nicki, was the only non-DeArton, and it was awesome to run with her. Nicki ran the Top of Utah Marathon a few years ago, so she is definitely a seasoned runner. We ran together and finished with my personal best time of 27:42! Sweet!
It was freezing in IF, but at least the sky was blue and sunny. Our group consisted of 5K Runners Nicki, Caitlan, Mom and me, 5K Walkers Dad, Todd, Kristie, Allison, Debra and Ann-Michelle (who is 8 months pregnant and completed the walk!). Along with my grandparents, who walked a 5K in South America, we contributed $300 to the Idaho Falls Food Bank!
After the race, we donned our Carolina Blue shirts (a Team DeArton exclusive) and had a blast cheering for the rest of the racers and just goofing off. Don't we make a great team?
Of course, we had to pose with the Turkey!
While we were waiting for the prize drawing (what is up with waiting around forever to draw prizes? Annoying.), we decided to take some action shots high-fiving the Turkey. Thank goodness for digital cameras with LCD screens-- we had more fun looking at the instant pictures of our selves than anything else. We were laughing hysterically-- the pictures are funny, but I think we were a little high after our adrenaline rush and we thought everything was beyond hilarious. I seriously thought Caitlan was going to wet herself.
The picture of my dad is the best!