Running Wild – 5K at the Zoo!
Back when Jane was on a good sleep schedule and I was able to run a few mornings a week, I signed up for a 5K at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. Jane promptly stopped sleeping as long at night and never on a schedule that allowed for a run… Typical. But last weekend the time came for me to man up and run that 5K anyway. Timmy and his dad, Tim, ran
along with ahead of me.
It was almost a perfect morning, just a little rainy at the end. The trail ran partly through the Zoo, and partly through the Trexler Nature Preserve, so it was beautiful. There were just the right number of slower runners to make me feel good about myself. I was able to run the whole way, no walking, and finish well under my goal. Overall pretty good! Timmy actually finished 3rd over all, 2nd for his age group and ran one of his best 5K times. He’s so fast the camera couldn’t even catch him! Tim won 3rd for his age group. And I won a free half hour massage. Impressive, right?!
As you can see from the pictures at the top, Jane was not impressed. She was probably the worst cheerleader there (definitely the cutest though). She even fell asleep for the awards ceremony. Grammy Peaches is going to have to teach her a thing or two! (She cheered us all on, watched Jane, and took the pictures.)