Posts Tagged ‘cheerleader’

Congratulations, to my athlete sister, Christy!

January 19, 2009


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.