|Nadyra, Alheli, Teresa (Mr. Marathon's mom) and Mrs. Marathon|
I was really looking forward to this run because it's not just a normal 5K. This run took place through the actual zoo! So obviously, I was looking forward to seeing some animals, and I brought my camera on the course with me just in case. Well, I guess the 7:30 AM start time was too early for the animals, because none of them were out! Except for 1 zebra, and I wasn't quick enough with the camera to get a picture of it. Oh, well. Besides the disappointment of not seeing animals, it was a nice day to run a 5K. The weather was perfect this morning. It was fairly cool with some clouds, and it was shady along the trails through the zoo, so it felt good. The only surprising thing was the difficulty of the course. We knew it would be a little hilly because we know the area, and we've visited that zoo before. However, running it is very different from walking around looking at the animals. Between mile 2-2.5 the hills were a little more intense than anticipated. The slow inclines were unrelenting! But, after the awful terrible horrible uphills, there was a nice, steady downhill from about 2.5 to pretty much the end of the race, which was very nice!
|All of us after the race!|
Oh, and you know I ran too. I finished in 35:48, which put me at finishing 40th out of 83. This race was huge! It was almost 500 people!
|A view of the post-race hullabaloo|