The competition was good, Cheryl said she had to work hard for her ultimate 2nd place age group finishers award. That is correct, Cheryl placed second…in her age group….again in a 5 K. The really great news was that she set a new PR just over 22 minutes. ( 22:11) A mere 13 seconds behind the front runner. Add in that she pulled off her fastest mile ever, clocking in at 6:45!
And all this in front of the fam! Everyone showed up to enjoy the rain, the dark, and the crowd. I was fortunate because Andy ( Cheryl’s Brother) has a much better camera and was able to capture several shots of her as she came in. The dim light and street glare waged war on my poor Nikon. Cheryl likes the pictures because they make her look like a blur….Similar to the Flash!
And then there were the mascots! There were THREE here…And I got them all! I guess the first one was a red hawk….not a cardinal. The second was the turkey….And last was the tiger. I’m sure they are all local schools or minor league mascots of various sports teams around here. Too bad Griff the Griffon was not on hand…..He is the Hockey mascot for the Grand Rapids Griffons.….and would have been a cool addition to the collection.
So then it was off to eat turkey and catch up on old times. The others had to travel to other family obligations, so the events were kept fairly straight forward. Cheryl and I , as usual, were the last to go.
So now it is hot tub time and rest up for the long trek home. Fingers crossed the weather holds until we arrive in Wellman…and HOPEFULLY, our embroidery machine has arrived and is waiting for us when we get back…..Oh! And the cat has not torn up the apartment too much.