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Running Wild – 5K at the Zoo!

August 22, 2013

Zoo 5K Start

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.

Zoo 5K Race

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?!

Zoo 5K Winners

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.)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Ann Marie permalink
    August 22, 2013 10:44 am

    Congratulations! Sometime we’ll have to go to the zoo FOR the zoo and to catch a tadpole to raise into a frog.

    • August 27, 2013 7:32 am

      I love the zoo, and will gladly go back any time! I was also just thinking about how we will get a tadpole to raise into a frog when she gets a little older. So fun! Maybe one year we’ll get eggs to hatch too!

  2. Rose permalink
    August 22, 2013 8:33 pm

    Congratulations! You all look great!

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