Ellie's Run Update - A week late

Sorry this took me a week to post.  Quite lamely, I wanted to gather pictures before I posted.  So for an entire week I have been crawling through the jungles of Nashville, camo vest, black paint on my face, machete in my teeth, just hunting and gathering these elusive photos.

Now that I've captured these wild beasts I can tell you THANK YOU!  You helped me raise $395.  My goal was $250.  That's $5 shy of 15 African children in school next year.  So cool to be a part of this.  So without further adieu, the photos...

My family and I before the race.  Sadie just learned how to wink.

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Here's Sadie talking to Mandy Mann about who knows what.  Probably princesses.

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My Dad, who ran the race too (!) and I with the girls afterwards.

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Ella and one of her best friends cruising to the finish line in the Kids Run.

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Sadie and I crossing the finish line for the Kids Race.  (Confession: I carried her 96% of the way, and I got tired so we cheated.)

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And now to what's really important.  Mr. Andrew Peterson started bragging all over the internet that he would beat me.  I could not let this happen.  So it was an actual race.  For about two miles we were neck and neck.  Then we were both tired, so we just ran next to each other, not trying to win.  Then we got another burst of energy, declared that we would cross the finish line together, holding hands, and then both sprinted as hard as we could hoping the other believed them.  Then we crossed the finish line.  I thought he won.  He thought I won.  We both thought that we would puke.

Who are these girls?  They're not even breathing hard?

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The final results:

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A tie.  To the second.  NEXT YEAR, PETERSON!  NEXT YEAR YOU'RE MINE!