Saturday, April 30, 2011

Must. Run. For. Penguins.

A few weeks ago I agreed to run for penguins.  A few moms went out for drinks to discuss an upcoming run at the Bronx Zoo.

I just went to get out and let my hair down a little.

I came home with a 5K penguin run penciled in on my calendar.

These moms started a running group.  Anyone is welcome.  I know this because they let me invite myself.

We're a welcoming crew if you can stand the embarrassment.

We ran our first run today at the zoo and we rocked it.  Everyone finished.  And most of the ladies have never run or walked a 5K.

We celebrated with an elongated lunch at my place of employment.  Many calories were ingested.

But we ran for penguins.  And we survived.  It was fabulous.

And now, our day in pictures:

6am:  It is chilly and really we're all still kind of sleeping.  Sparkle skirt moms gather for a picture before we are salty from running a 5K
7:38am:  The "Momburban" (Moms in Suburban) arrives at the zoo.
7:50am:  I strike an "I'm totally awake now and ready to race in my sparkle skirt" pose.
8:00am:  We meander towards Start Line. There are many people.  Mobs of people.
8:10am:  In the mobs of penguin loving people I cross paths with penguins.  
8:30am-9:00am:  We run the race.  It was a person dodging, exhilarating experience.  I highly recommend 5K races because they are manageable.  And a wonderful accomplishment if you are just starting races.

9:45am:  Some of the finishers pose as we wait for our fellow comrades.
10:35am:  After free refreshments, a Zumba test run (which was fabulous), some sea lion observation and many laughs the crew exits for our ride home.  Before we leave we take a photo because we're awesome.  
Once upon a time I wanted to be a rockette.  I have such grace I'm shocked they didn't hunt me down and insist I join.

As everyone can clearly see from the above picture it is Radio City's loss.

I want to thank my "team" for a kick ass day of penguin saving festivities.  Onward and upward as we continue to bombard and conquer the running scene.

Happy Trails!



4 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!! Skirts, penguins, rockette kicks and all!! LMAO!!!

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  2. Congrats! I will run my first 5K on Mother's Day. There will be thousands of people running. My sons want to know if I'm going to win. I love my kids!

    Also, what the heck do you wear (besides a sparkle skirt)? Am I supposed to wear my race tee TO the race? I'm a "hot mess" over this whole thing, can you tell?

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  3. whoo hooo!!! can't wait for the next one :)

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  4. Looking forward to Devlin rum!!!!! I mean run!!!!

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