Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Zombie Family Glow Run

On Friday night, Dan came home from work and excitedly asked, "Would you like to run the Zombie Family Glow Run together tonight!?"

I grumbled and responded with an "I don't think so...are you crazy?!" because:

1.)  It was 7:20 pm and the race started at 8:00 pm
2.)  Peter was currently spashing away in the bathtub
3.)  I'm trying to recover from years of running injuries and can only run about 1.5 miles at a time (The race was 4 miles.)
4.)  I am the least spontaneous person in the world. Spontaneity makes my head spin. 
5.)  Our running stroller had a flat tire.

I had my list of reasons.  I was determined not to budge.
Luckily I have a husband who knows me better than I know myself.  He's always there to gently encourage me to step out of my comfort zone. 

Somehow, 40 minutes later, I found myself at the starting line of the run.  Dan had fixed the stroller and threw our jack-o-latern in with Peter.  Runners at the starting line were dressed in costumes and adorned with glow-stick jewelry.  My grumpiness started to fade away as I remembered how much I love running in races.  It had been too long. 

Dan started off the run by my side, but I could tell he was itchin' to race, so I sent him off to the front of the pack with Peter in the stroller.  I trotted happily along towards the back of the pack with the grade school children and casual runners.  It was a fantastic experience!  I ran all 4 miles and met some fun running buddies along the way.

Dan and Peter finished in 2nd place (GO DAN!)...

...and I just plain finished (GO ME!)...

 ...and we had a lot of fun doing it! 

1 comment:

  1. You go girl! Loved this post. Love how much you've been updating too.

    P.S. If you'd like a jogging partner, I'd love to be your's!