In Training | Fort Wayne Photographer

This past weekend we picked up my girl so she could come home for a 5k race.  It was held at Indiana Tech and the proceeds sponsored the St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen.(I always like hearing that races help organizations that do good things.  Especially when it’s a local charity.) Anyway, the race started early.  I’m NOT a morning person.  At all.  But I eagerly got out of bed to go watch her run.  Of course, there was a little extra time so I grabbed some coffee 😉  Danielle couldn’t have coffee since she was running and it was a little chilly.  I felt bad for her while I was sipping my White Chocolate Mocha.  LOL!

She’s off!  She’s a slow and steady kind of runner.  I’ve always been the mom that said I don’t care what place my kids finish as long as they finish.  Danielle has always been a finisher.  I wonder if she’s thinking “I think I can, I think I can”? Probably more like “I wish I had my mom’s coffee!”  lol

Here she comes around the last bend!  This race was run entirely on campus.  Which is about 3 blocks long by 2 blocks wide.  I didn’t see her run much of it because
of the buildings in the way but I sure did look for her around that last bend!  Always nice to see them coming!  Plus it gives me something to shoot 🙂

The triumphant finisher with a drink and a banana.  Why does every race have a bunch of bananas at the end?  Maybe if I ran I’d know the answer….not gonna risk it! lol  Isn’t that happy smile the best?!  I love how she takes pride in her accomplishments!  Of course, I do too 😉

PLUS!  Not only did she finish but she won first place in her age division!  Her first plaque ever!  Definitely a perk!

If you are interested in following Danielle’s running accomplishments she has her very own blog.  She’s over at Truffles n Treadmills.I may be biased but she does a pretty good job of writing her blog.  She started it to document her training for the Indy Marathon she is running to raise funds to help her aunt who has ovarian cancer.  Check her out! Oh, and if you’re a zombie lover like she and I, come join us at the Run for Your Lives 5k on June 22nd. She’s running and I’m covering it.  I can’t wait!

In the meantime…

thanks for stopping by!


2 thoughts on “In Training | Fort Wayne Photographer

  1. bananas have a lot of potassium, which is one of the electrolytes you lose through sweating. Also, it sits easy on the stomach, and when you’re pushing hard in a 5k, your stomach might be a little unsettled and bland things like bananas generally sit well.

  2. What a sweet post! I loved reading from a spectators view instead of the actual runner. Danielle is so lucky to have such a wonderful and supportive Mom.

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