I’ll be running the MacQueen’s Run for your Life 10K Sunday morning.  Have you ever been to MacQueen’s orchard?  We sure have!


There’s still time if you’d like to join me for a 10K, 5K or kids 1K run.  For those of you who may have signed up for the “Run the 419” series, this is the last race in the series, and the points will be added up.  I didn’t even know they were doing “points” for these events, so that is pretty cool that you can see how you did in your age group or see who is on the leaderboard.  More info here.

There’s another 10K coming up in October too – the Racing for Recovery Rock’tober 10K & 5K on October 22nd.  I got to meet Todd Crandell (founder of Racing for Recovery) and hear about the great work his company does with recovering from addiction.  Racing for Recovery has partnered with Mercy Health, which will help them increase the reach of their services.  This event helps bring awareness to the serious issue of addiction and celebrate those people who are on their journey to wellness.  Here’s a picture of Todd, who has a very inspiring story – from addict to IronMan  (picture source)



The race added a 1 mile walk, has some great medals, and also long sleeve tech hoodies (for those of us who are all about the race shirts.  ME!).  Price increase happens after 9/30 (today!) so think about signing up.


As for Sunday’s race, it’s taking place at the MacQueen’s apple orchard.  My family went there recently for our annual apple picking event.  They think it’s for apple picking, but really it’s for me to take family pictures!!  The orchard is the best background for shots.  Here are a few from this year that I love…

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And here’s a flashback from 2008 when we first started going there.  Can I get an “Awwwwww”?


Dang, I love that picture of them. 🙂 🙂


Q:  Do you go to the orchard to pick apples?

Q:  Do you own a DSLR?

Love my Canon!  It was a Mother’s day gift from Alan years ago.  How thoughtful!!

Q:  Do I have any IronMan finishers reading – or anyone who has it on their bucket list??


2 thoughts on “10K’s a plenty (Racing for Recovery) and the orchard trip”
  1. I have a ton of friends who are Ironman finishers (70.3 or 140.6) but I’m not a triathlete. I just have a bunch of tri friends.

    Those medals are so awesome and it’s neat to see your race plans. I’ve never been to an apple orchard because that’s just not a crop that grows well in SC but it looks so beautiful there (I do love eating apples…). I hope the race goes well for you!
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    1. See, I never really thought that not everyone has apple orchards! Too funny. Thanks, I am a bit nervous about my race. This race went unexpectedly well for me last year, not sure it will be a repeat performance.. but I’ll give it a try!

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