My 62 Year Old Mother’s First 5K!!! :) Woohoo!!!

Today was pretty awesome!!! In all of my now 38 years…. I never imagined that I would be doing a 5K with my mother!! I am over the moon happy for her and her awesome accomplishment today! The best part was that we also did it with even more family and friends!! It was a great day! There are lots of pictures, but I really thought it would be fun to share them… We had a great combination of peeps!

Here we are at 6am ready to go! :) We were all smiles!

I’m grateful that my boys love to go to events like this!!  :)  Ty loves to cheer me on!

My mom sporting her race number!

Ciro sporting his Prada!  😉  Love him!

Carman and I sporting our dietSNAPS T’s! You may wanna check out the dietSNAPS website to learn more about this awesome iPhone app that changed our lives for evah!

Almost all of the gang…. still missin’ Susan and Donn…. they appear later!

Torry and my brother Reece wanting in on the pics!

My other little man Kody!

Battleship Texas!

My mom was seriously grinning EAR TO EAR the whole time! I think she has caught the racing bug!!!

Running through the water stop like a pro….

Ciro is the best! He puts the FUN in Fun Run!

Ty was so sweet and jumped in to run with Grandma! He looks like he is taller than her in this pic!


My brother Reece joins the race…

Strike a pose!

As we were nearing the finish line… they had the Cotton-Eyed Joe playing… HAHAHA!!!

Congratulations Mom on your first race!

Racing makes you HAPPY! :)

Aunt Windy had to tease Ciro because SHE BEAT HIM!

Ciro wanted to be dancing the Cotton-Eyed Joe… but posed for a pic instead! Uncle Tim and Aunt Windy beat us ALL!


Me and Susan!


And THIS was at the finish line!!!

We race for SHIPLEY’S DONUTS!!!




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About Lexy

40 years old, "stay at home mom" to 2 boys (ages 16 and 14), wife to a chiropractic kinesiologist! I love blogging and learning new ideas. I follow the Weight Watchers Points Plus program and enjoy working out. I have run 2 full 26.2 mile marathons and 3 half marathons... and many 10k and 5k's. I love taking BodyPump classes and lifting weights. Working out has always been fun for me, but I struggle with eating healthy. Blogging has introduced me to a world of healthy eaters... When I first started WW... I just wanted someone to tell me what to eat! I didn't like cooking and I am not the kind of person that can just throw things together. There are tons of ideas out there and I love finding new and fun ones that I feel like I am capable of making myself!

9 thoughts on “My 62 Year Old Mother’s First 5K!!! :) Woohoo!!!

  1. Melanie

    Congratulations to all of you! I am crying looking at these amazing pictures. You guys are so inspiring. Claretta, I can’t tell you how proud I am of you sister! Keep it up! You are looking so good! I can’t wait to see you soon! Love you all!
    Thanks for posting!

  2. Cathy B

    This the BEST blog post ever! So, so proud of Mrs. H! The whole gang looks great. You guys look wayyyyy to pretty to be out running a race;). And how very “Hayden” to pick the San Jac race, LOL. Love y’all and another woooohoooo from me!

    1. Lexy

      Hahahaha Cathy!!! Texas 4-evah! It was so much fun! It was very appropriate to be at the monument for her first ever 5K!! Brought a tear to my Dad’s eye…. 😉

  3. Claretta

    I had so much fun and so much appreciate my support team, especially Lexy and Ciro! They could have easily won medals but hung back with me. And I’m so glad Lexy took a picture at the finish line cause I couldn’t remember my time…it’s better than I thought!!!!! Yay me!!

  4. Bethany

    Congrats to Claretta! What an accomplishment! Looks like you all are have having way too much fun when running is supposed to be torture.


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