Saturday, April 16, 2011

Just Zoo It!

Today the kids and I ran in the Fort Worth Zoo Run 5k. This is year 3 for Kansas and year 2 for Logan, Trinity and I. We joined a group of over 40 people from our school. There are a lot of groups that run together and I stole my title from a group that was there today. They had "Just Zoo It" on the back of their t-shirts...too cute!
The weather was so pretty today unlike last year's drizzle. So pretty that Po from Kung Fu Panda wanted to come out and show his support! :) Gene would have been there as well but once again he had to be at a track meet....such is the life of a coach!
Kansas' friend, Lauris joined us for the fun. These 2 have been friends since kindergarten and they are just the sweetest girls ever! They got their game face on and their giraffe print pre-wrap and took on the 5k together.

One of the neat things about the zoo run is that you actually get to run through the zoo. Logan ran with me and right as we entered the zoo, we saw our BIGGEST supporter was out watching everyone run. Logan would not get close to the window so I could get his picture with him....or her, not quite sure.

Kansas and Lauris made it thru first and then Logan followed by me and Trinity. Trinity ran with her friends and I of course LET Logan win. Last year I ran with him on my back for a bit but said HECK NO when he asked me this year. He is good to go until about minute 18....then the whining starts. My foot hurts, I'm thirsty....can you hold me? I sure hope Gene can run with us next year or I may have to leave Logan at the track meet with him! :) Of course as we approach the last 800 meters, I tell him that the finish line is right around the corner and to go get it and he shuts up and sprints right thru it. I'm pretty sure the "you're not going to let your old mom beat you are you" comment fired him up a little too! :)

We decided we would grab some breakfast at Panera since it seems to be our zoo run tradition. The kids ordered their usual cinnamon rolls...those things are huge!! We scarfed down the yummy breakfast and I had to drop the kids off to Gene so I could go coach my tennis team. Tomorrow is another busy day with my club volleyball team. Don't worry...I'll get some rest and clean my house in May! :)

1 comment:

Jen S. said...

Looks like you all had a good for everyone involved!
I love the "just zoo it" slogan...very clever!