Pictures! (click 'em to make bigger)
We were happy to see a fellow USAFit runner, Sarah, there!
Julia and I - and no, we didn't pre-plan our black outfits in advance. GMTA?
Jeff and I - and yes, he tries to coordinate with me on race days. Hey, he's lived with me for nearly 29 years...these things are normal now!
Since he finished before us, Jeff was able to get some shots as we rounded the finish area. See how we're in front of the person with the two dogs in the top left pic? Yeah, we saw them ahead of us and were all "no way are we going to let these dogs beat us" so we kicked it!
Getting water after - this race didn't have a water stop on the course! Not sure I've done a 5K in recent memory that didn't have water out there.
After the race, the mascot of Texas A&M was hanging around, so everyone got pictures with her. Yes, the university's mascot is a dog - her name is Reveille. She goes to classes with her handlers (who are in the Corps of Cadets) and is treated like a queen.
You have to do the "Gig 'em" thumbs up thing whenever you're around the dog...
We touched the dog. The little girl ahead of me in line assured me that it was OK to do it...but hey, SHE didn't touch her. We are probably on some kind of list now...
See? Everyone, even the littlest kids, know that you have to do Gig 'em around the dog!
Winning time of 25:54, with an average pace of 8:28. That's pretty good - I'd be happy to finish a 5K in 35:54!
Jeff and a friend of ours, Carol, who won in her age group. She ran with her sweet dog, Lexi - nice teamwork!
Does any part of this shirt say "fun run" to you? Bah!