Saturday, August 8, 2009


On Saturday, my company, cj Advertising, and our foundation, Camels With a Cause, were the title sponsors of the East Nashville Tomato 5K benefitting the Margaret Maddox YMCA. Out entire company was all different ways.

So on Saturday morning at 6 a.m., the family and I put on our running shoes and headed to the Race. Peyton (still blurried-eyed and tired) and Palmer (unusually wired for the morning) were running the Kids Fun Run, which was sponsored by my largest (and only local) client, Hughes & Coleman. So after flirting with the Y Guy and the Camels (my office colleagues dressed up as camels), the Kids Fun Run started...and they were off!

Palmer took off. Then he looked back and FREAKED out. Then, he sat down. Just sat down in the middle of the road. Peyton on the other hand took off and never looked back. He was in the Top 15...that little booger can run.

From then on, we watched as the big 5K began. It really is amazing how fast these folks can run (I was taking pictures of my colleagues as they crossed the finish line). In fact, it made me actually want to be a runner...for about 1 minute -- then I remembered, I don't like running. It's boring and my feet ache, so I'll think I'll stick with my cardio/sculpt classes. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

(Our Camels with the Nashville Mayor, Mayor Dean)

All in all, it was a great day. We volunteered for a great cause. The boys got to run their little hearts out. I got to spend time with my colleagues outside of work.

TRULY BLESSED to work for such a great company and to have two little boys that have so much energy that we enter then in Kid Fun Runs just to get the energy out!

PS...We all went home and took a 3-hour nap!