Thursday, June 4, 2009

2009 Annual Ranger Open House & 5/10K Trail Run

Every year we gear up for Open House which is the communities opportunity to come out and see what our tiny Army Battalion is doing on an Air Force Base. For the past 3 years Eric has been in charge of the weapons station which entail him loading ammo for people to shoot and signing weapons in and out...and is very very very boring. So, this year he was excited to get to participate in the spot jump. He really loves jumping out of airplanes, but he like helicopters even more.

Before Open House starts, they have a 5/10K trail run through the woods out at camp as a fundraiser for the Fisher House that is being built locally near Eglin AFB, and I have had the opportunity to participate every year since it began in 2007! This year I didn't train at all, but was able to find some of my nursing buddies to come and walk/run it with me. We had a great time & didn't see any copperheads like we did last year :o)

Here are some pix, enjoy!

I was teasing Eric by wearing a pair of his famous Ranger Panties one night & told him that he needed to get a pair in my size...well he did, and Kelsey said I should wear them to the 5K, so I got them embroidered to show my Army wife pride, and chose to wear some capris underneath b/c no one really needs to be exposed to that much cellulite!

Eric & I before the 5K

Nikki, Kelsey, Jake, Me, V, & Joey after the race. Jake came in 18th overall & Kelsey took 3rd place in her age group. Me, V, & Joey finished...which is all that really matters :o)

Eric checking his gear

Eric is getting checked out before the jump

I'm not quite sure what he's doing...I think he's helping...?

Eric was the 3rd jumper

another view

Bobbi & Josh came down from Ft. Rucker for the weekend before the move to their next duty station. It was a great excuse to go to Old Bay Steamer for their amazing seafood.

I had to show McKenna (Bobbi's daughter) my mad Ranger Wife skills on the Zodiac :o)

8 comments:

Erin said...

Wow, that jump looks scary fun! And I like the shorts too :)

Mrs. Jacqueline said...

Hey, I didn't realize you were stuck on an air force base too! Thank goodness someone understands my pain, lol! I still have my silkies (the USMC version of Ranger panties http://www.usmcshorts.com/) but they have long since been retired.

Kristina P. said...

You guys rock! And look great.

Wendyburd1 said...

I love the shorts and it looks like you had a great day! And go Eric..I would never do that as I am a chicken but go you!!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Looks like you all had an amazing time!!! You look so HAPPY and of course that makes ME happy! Hugs to you hun!!!

HOOAH!!!!!

Grandma Arnold said...

Mary, you and Eric are so cute!!

SO said...

Looks like a fun day! Love your Ranger panties!

Vic and Al said...

looks like fun! we are going to invite ourselves down for the next one! ha ha i am starting to train for a 1/2 marathon. wish me luck!