Saturday, December 22, 2007

Rudolph Run - The Flash Returns

He's Baaaa-aaack!


Tim announces the course route

Since there's not a local Christmas 5k around here, we made our own this weekend and called it the Rudolph Run. As I type this it just occurred to me that I left my water cooler and cups out on the greenway...oops...better hurry and go back to get them.

Superfast Tim set the route up and marked it with arrows. I put out water at the halfway point, and brought Gatorade and donuts for the finish. In attendace were Tim (race director), Heather, John D., John Phillip, Jacob, Briar, John G., Pam and Mark, The Flash, Amy, Will, Kevin S., and two guys I had never met before - Robert and Joel.
We missed Michele who had sitter difficulties, Mike who couldn't make it, Holly who couldn't make it, Lee who had hurt his back, Don who had to play the drums in his band until the wee hours this morning, Kevin who chose hunting over running with us (can you believe that?!) and lots of others - Melissa, David S., Leslie, John and Kim, Tracy, Mary Beth and her boys, and lots of others. So someday, when it all works out for everyone, we are going to have a BIG turnout for one of these things!

Most ran 5k, and Tim, Joel, Robert, Kevin, and John D. ran 10k. Briar had some problems with his knee at mile 2, and me and The Flash walked it in with him from there.

I was hoping the 5k would work out some soreness, but I am still sore from those dang lunges. Today starts the madness, though. Christmas dinners and exchanging presents each day until Santa arrives. And maybe even afterwards for a day or so.



Kevin S., local triathlete

John G. and Superfast Tim

11 comments:

Michele said...

Hate that I missed the fun this morning.
How did Flash play photographer and runner????

David said...

How cool! You had a great morning to run.

Bethany said...

I saw your cooler at the end of the Greenway today, but I was unsure if it was yours. Hope you were able to get it! Good turn out this morning...I think it will catch on!

TJ said...

Gatorade and doughnuts. Oh yeah!
Sounds like yall had fun.

jkrunning said...

awww, sounds like a great idea.

Lisa said...

When is your dad's first race? :)

Holly Jane said...

Sorry I missed it! Looks like there was a great turn-out.

Rae said...

Maybe you should officially call it the Rudolph Re-run since we have the Rudolph run earlier in December! Sounds like fun! Are you guys coming up for the Marathon movie?

Phil said...

Your own 5K ... that's cool!

IronTriTim said...

Nice job Lana, its been a week of excess and no exercise for me. Must get out and on the trails.

Shelley said...

Happy New years to you!