Saturday, June 7, 2003

Our first 5k with a twist

Amy_runner.jpgThis morning over 750 runners gathered to participate in the Run the Ranch 5k, held on the Circle T Ranch in Westlake. My employer was one of the sponsors, and since Amy has been running quite a bit in the last 9 months or so, I started running with her and we decided to join in the fun. Unfortunately, I came down with a bug a few days ago and was not able to run, but I did go to cheer on my wife.

sleeper.jpgAs I was not going to run anyway, we decided to take Josie, a three month old Boxer puppy we are taking care of this week for some friends who are in Colorado. Josie was a hit with all of the spectators, and we enjoyed seeing all the runners put in quite an effort. Amy made a very strong showing and finished all 3.1 miles in 29 minutes, which is noticeably faster than she runs when working out. (Also markedly faster than she would have run if she were running with her husband if he were well!) Both Amy and Josie were exhausted by the full morning, as you can see.

Kudos to Amy and all the folks who ran today. We'll be back next year to try to run it together!