Beginning of the race - everyone was required to wear headlamps.
Jeff coming in for the finish - it looks funny to see him run without his sunglasses.
Yesterday I ran for the first time in a week and it went well, all things considered. My parents left on an early flight so I convinced Jenny (she's such a good sport!) to meet me at 5:15 am to do our run. The newer part of the park where we've been running our quarter mile intervals is brightly lit and out in the open, so we didn't get the creepy sensation that's happened when we've run in that park super early in the past. Plus, another group of runners was gathering there for their run - they were waiting for everyone to arrive, and we ended up running "through" them twice - second time I raised my hands and called out "woohoo, finish line!" as we ran past them since they looked like spectators. Fun times, fun times. We ended up doing five quarter mile intervals, plus walked another mile - I'm still coughing a bit but I made it through the run feeling really good, so I can't complain.
Tomorrow Erica and I will run, and then this weekend Jeff and I will go for a run on Sunday morning (Barbara and Theresa are leaving midday on Saturday, so I don't want to miss the last hours they're here). I think by next week I'll be back into my exercise groove, and hopefully my chest congestion will be all gone as well. Hey - life happens...both events and illness, and you do the best you can, right? It all evens out over time.