Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Run A Palooza - New Jersey Shores

See that flag at the top!? Wind was gusting to over 30mph on Saturday, April 16 when Sweet Pea and I ran/walked the half marathon.
The races were a benefit for the local Special Olympics.

Sweet Pea ran races in our local Special Olympics when she was in high school. Now she ran in a benefit for Special Olympics.

The sun made this much of an appearance before the race, and then hid behind heavy cloud cover. Pictures turned out sort of gray, but oh it was glorious running in the wind on the board walk along the beach.

Runners took shelter indoors until just before the race.

Sweet Pea espcially enjoys seeing dogs... and kids... out during races.

The board walk was in excellent repair the whole 13.1 miles. A couple of places folks showed up with brooms to sweep drifted sand off the walk.

Running in the wind, along the Atlantic, was a delight to treasure.

Verification of the weather!

We drove all the way to Jersey Shores and got this great technical shirt.

6 comments:

amybee said...

WOW...looks like quite the challenge! Hope you and Don are doing well. I've been traveling a lot and AWOL from the blogging scene. I hope to be back at it more regularly in the future. I miss reading your updated and seeing all the great pics!

Beth said...

That is some wind! What a great race for a great cause. Nice t-shirt, too! Glad you still had a fun time!

CewTwo said...

You always find the fun ones to run. It looks like you had such a fun time.
My first event was Denver's Cherry Creek Sneak. I ran the 5 mile event as Elvis. Set a PR! (Not that hard to do, though... It was my first 5 mile race)!

Ted said...

Wish I knew you were in NJ for the "Run a Palooza" race. I would have like to meet you.

Sunshine said...

Ted.. We haven't been so good at letting folks know where we are going. So sorry.
Would have been super good to meet you!

Susan said...

That is a GREAT shirt! Congrats on a job well done.