Sunday, June 22, 2008

Summer trickles in...

The gardens are starting to blossom - and Paws is very happy that the perennial grasses have grown - she likes to spend time among them chewing the grass and scoping for birds. I really hope she doesn't ever catch a bird - she has also flushed out a few chipmunks recently - another thing I hope she doesn't catch. . . .

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sherry Runs - Dexter Ann Arbor 5K Race

It's a start! For the first time in my life I actually entered a local race - the Dexter Ann Arbor 5k Run! As I said, it's a start and I think I'm addicted. I actually ran all but maybe 1/8th of a mile which I power walked - it was trying to get up the 170 foot hill on Maple Road. I can't feel down about any of it - I can just improve next year and see where it takes me. I'm also planning to run the Hell Race (Pinckney) in August. Sorry but I'm showering you all with some pictures - a couple from my cell phone, and a few that Pete took of me before I got in to the car - he dropped me off at the race and fished while I ran. Next year I hope to get Ryan involved in the race - but this year he is sidelined due to his knee.

Here's how I did -- compared to the winner in my age group that had a time of 24.15 - I don't think I'll ever be that fast - but at least I can be somewhere in the middle of the pack.

#5684 Dexter Ann Arbor 5K Race
Time: 38.50
Pace : 12.31
Division Place (age 45-49) 31/57
Gender Place 565/830
Overall 1103/1475

Self portrait from my cell phone after the race!

Before I got in the car - about 7:30 this morning