Saturday morning I woke up crazy early, like 6:30. Which after a day at Great Wolf Lodge is pretty close to torture.
Team run like stink before the race. That wasn’t our real team name or anything, I just made that up. But we really did run just like stink. From left to right: Mandi, me, Agnes, Tobias, Laurie and Bryan. Agnes joined us for a 5K warm-up and then went on to do another 10K as she gets ready for a marathon.
See? There I am running and stinking. That’s Agnes’ hand reaching back to pull Laurie and I on. Cause that’s what marathon runners do, encourage. This is not the first time I’ve run 5K with hardcore runners and every time I’ve been overwhelmed by their support and encouragement. Good people those marathoners.
The race was in aid of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Laurie was the top fundraiser at the race, raising over $1500. A pretty special moment.
Visit Laurie’s blog, finding my inner me, to read her account of the race. Her first one!
Pictures were taken by Mandi and Michael. Thanks friends for letting me share them.