Sunday, January 29, 2012

Freeze Your Thorns Off 5K

The Freeze Your Thorns Off 5K started off like any other race, a pre-race winner, baby throw-up and Adam  almost being arrested.

Adam, with the Boring Running blog, put on an awesome race again.  While the rest of the world is running the Virtual Race, a group of us met in Papago Park in Phoenix Arizona and froze our thorns off.  I showed up early to get a run in and saw Adam and Jeff running towards me.  Turning, I found out Jeff was running his race early and so I tagged along and became the annoying person saying "you're almost there."  Jeff finished with a PR and a giant smile (in between trying to catch his breath).

Getting back to the parking area where Adam and Jeff parked, I wondered how they parked where they did.  It turns out that Rebel Adam, moved the barricades to park in the area reserved for a company picnic from 8am to 6:30pm.  The park ranger came and threatened to arrest Adam if he didn't vacate the area immediately.   That's what I imagine happened but there may be some stretching of my imagination.  When we left at 9:30 there was still NO ONE there for the company picnic so what harm would it actually have caused for us to have been there?  Oh well....that's why people reserve the area to keep hoodlums like Adam out of reserved area.

Somewhere in the 8 o'clock hour we lined up and received instructions from our fearless race director, Adam.
There's a turn around 1.5 miles out that you can't miss
The turn around is NOT the same as the big pole in front of the flour markings
I've took on the role of official race photographer and captured pictures of the race.
Dan and dog

My fav picture. He wanted to be running for the pic

The race winner
Even though I didn't recognize her as part of our group and didn't have a bib on, I took her picture anyways. She smiled for her race picture but was just out for a regular run.
And the baby throwup...luckily there is no picture of that but rumor has it that Adam's wife's car needs to be detailed now. Good thing it's winter and the sun doesn't heat up the car too much.
Much happier baby after projecting baby throw-up all over the inside of the car

Adam again made his infamous homemade medals and everyone got one.
Including the dog!

Happy Running!


Melanie said...

This post made me smile! sounds like you all had a great time. i love the medals!!

Running Through Phoenix said...

Thanks for the inspiration and award ceremony! Nice meeting you, and look forward to SYTO 2012.

Anonymous said...

Awww, this made me smile! I love it! Great job guys! :)

Christy said...

Haha I LOVE the medals!! Nice job on the run!

DoppieRunner said...

Great medals!!