Congratulations, to my athlete sister, Christy!

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Here we are at the PF Chang’s marathon in Phoenix, AZ on January 18, 2009, Christy’s sister, Christy’s mom, Christy, and Christy’s niece.  She rocked the house, baby.  This was her first half marathon and she trained for 4 months.  In snow and sleet and rain and horrible Vancouver, WA weather.  She basically kept at 16 minute mile walking pace for more than three hours…. which is really fast for those of us who aren’t training.

I’m so proud of her!  She was never an athlete growing up, like our brother and yours truly.  She was a cheerleader, and as all athletes know, cheerleaders aren’t athletes.  (Don’t write me hate mail… we all know there is some athletic ability needed for jumping up and down.)  When Christy was filling out her marathon application, the bottom line said “signature of athlete”.  We laughed and told her to cross it out and write cheerleader.  he he he.

Anyway, she’s one up on me.  I’ve not even thought of doing a marathon.  I think I’ve mentioned my aversion to running on my blog before.  I don’t really get it.  Unless you’re being chased.  Why run when you can jazzercize???  (totally joking, ok!)

Christy is here in sunny AZ with her husband, Big Sexy, for the marathon and for her birthday tomorrow!  Yeah!  It’s party time!  We have BIG plans on hitting the scrapbooking store in Mesa that stocks all of Heidi Swapp’s goodies.  Whooo HOooo!

Way to go, baby Chrissy!  You’re the bomb, baby.

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5 Responses to “Congratulations, to my athlete sister, Christy!”

  1. Kelly Says:

    Tell your sis ¡Felizidades! She should keep on training, and come to Nashville for the Country Music ½ marathon. It is a blast. I’ve walked it once, and run it once. Thinking about doing it again. It’s April 25th. :o)

  2. LaVonna Says:

    Okay…for my fellow former cheerleaders, WE ARE SO ATHLETES! I have the injuries to prove it from the many years of gymnastic classes growing up to tumble, swirl, jump, toss, flip, layouts, back flips, front hand springs, and some. :) I did it all for the cute outfits…hee.hee.

    Now for running….I give it up to Christy for just having the will to do that all together! You go Christy. I commend you highly for being so dedicated to train for a marathon. Two thumbs up for you from the Stephenson house!!! Now make sure Linda rubs your feet from hitting all that pavement.

  3. morethananelectrician Says:

    Good for her…

    You can run and do some “jazz hands” or something at the same time.

  4. Christy Says:

    Thanks for all of the affirmation!! I was an athlete as a cheerleader, but now my family finally BELIEVES I am an athlete!!!

  5. Jill Says:

    I hear ya, Christy. The youngest always has to prove herself. The “other” siblings always pull the “spoiled” card too…….. whatever.
    Let’s see if Rob and Linda can follow in their YOUNGER sisters footsteps and do a marathon too. Let’s just see……
    By the way — good job! My feet ache for you.

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