Sunday, April 17, 2011

A 5K Day

We couldn't let Chris have all the fun running the streets of Boston. Michael and his sister and I ran the Boston 5K this morning. was pretty darn cold, windy, and raining when we started. Even though he is smiling for the photos Michael was not pleased!

He made sure and did some pre-race stretching. And literally this was the extent of his training.

Well that training paid off when he finished just a minute behind Jenn and under 40 minutes total. I brought up the rear about 6 minutes behind them.

We took this picture right as the race started - what a sea of humanity. I can't imagine what the racers look like on marathon day.

After the race we walked through the Fitness Expo to see what kind of free stuff we could get. There were tons of samples and free goodies. We ate so much we cancelled our brunch reservation.

Everything was coming up Michael as he was the big winner in our group. Success rice had a prize wheel. I won a pencil, Jenn won branded emery boards, and Michael cleaned up with the box of rice! Success indeed.

And somehow I think we have him convinced we should all run the relay Disney World Wine and Dine Half Marathon. The race starts at 10:30pm and goes through Animal Kingdom, MGM Studios, and ends in Epcot. Once you finish the race you go to a food and wine festival in Epcot. The park is closed to everyone but the racers and the party goes on until 3am. We're targeting 2012 - I think I need to start training now.