|Early rise to the QuakerSteak|
|Inside, it's packed with runners!|
|We look for a place to hang out|
|Cheryl finds a seat at the bar.|
We were informed that only about 600 people would be at this race ( which sold out, by the way) but My guess is that there were more. It was hard to tell with the walkers mixed in with the actual runners.
|Our first blurry mascot pic of the year!|
|Warming up slowly...at the start line|
|But not warm enough to run in a diaper.|
|Check out the pacifier on the neck.|
|Cheryl at the start.|
|My birds eye vantage point.|
I love small races because I get the chance to easily find her out of the crowd. I even had a chance to get a shot as she ran under a small walker's bridge.
|Below the bridge...Last mile.|
|Running towards the finish|
|And past me.|
|Cheryl as she crosses.|
|With cookies and medal in hand|
|Let's admire the medal.|
|And pose for the new Smart Phone Camera...fog free and focused.|
|Close up of the medal.|
We are now back to our cozy warm apartment in Iowa with the cat running outside and me sampling a Amana Iowa beer from the stash. It's a dark chocolate beer named Blitzen. It's very smooth and dark with a chocolate malty flavor. I usually do not like theses types, but it is surprisingly good. I guess even Iowa can produce a tasty beer.
|Brewed in Amana Iowa. Who knew?|