And I know there are those who say the horses are pushed too hard and/or drugged up. I think they're beautiful, and hope there is no abuse.
Speaking of athletes and beauty and strength, in contrast, Meego and I did a 5K this morning at his middle school.
Meego's never done a 5K before, but his school was doing this book drive, and organized it around "The Grizzly Dash 5K". This week, I asked him if he wanted to do it, and he was good to go, so we rounded up a few books to donate and jumped in the fray.
It was a great day for it - sunny and warm, no more b*tch wind. We were urged to dress in super hero garb, so I of course went ....
Oh, sorry. The Kentucky Derby just happened and I had to watch. Awesome!
Okay, back to the contrast....
so of course I went as Storm Trooper Hello Kitty.
There were, I'd guess, about 150 runners. Mostly middle school students, staff, and parents, as expected. I took second for the "girls". First place was a foregone conclusion, as Meego's school is home to both the regional boy and girl middle school distance badasses. The boy took first overall, girl was not far behind.
Here they are lined up next to each other for the start of the race. Boy on the left with orange shoes, Girl as The Female Flash. Meego and I are behind them, trying to catch their juju. I have no idea what I'm doing/saying. Do I always look that strange?
|mark... get set....|
The race clock had me at 20:45 which leads me to think that either the clock was a bit off, or the course was just short of a full 5K. I don't think I was going quite that fast.
|too hot today for all black!|
Meego made a great showing at 23:40 and now knows that he can handle a 5K just fine.
|Who is he? Captain Underpants?|
|I swear the grizzly bear is real!|
Magnum came along as cheerleader and photographer.
This was the first annual Grizzly Dash, with hopes of many more to come.
We can say we were there.