Sunday was the 5th Annual Rhodes Race 5k around Lake Merritt in Oakland organized by our friends Claire & Matt Rhodes. It’s a fun run to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Matt’s a cancer survivor).
All are welcome, adults, children, babies & dogs with awards going to fastest in age group, fastest kids and even the fastest dog. I wasn’t out to win any awards myself, it was just a great training run surrounded by friends from Team in Training.
Kerry ran as well with our new family member, Jake. He’s a little long-haired, wired-haired terrier mix that we had been fostering for Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation and then ended up adopting. Now if there was an award for the scruffiest dog we might have been in with a chance.
Back in 2010 the Rhodes Race kicked of my 10×10 Challenge and I completed the 5k in 25 minutes and 50 seconds, this year I’m ashamed to report it took me 27 minutes and 36 seconds…oops! I must admin the last couple of months have not been good on the training front, especially when it comes to running. Next year it’ll be a personal best I promise!
My next triathlon is coming up May 5th & 6th at Wildflower, I have to decide if I’m fit enough to attempt the long course (half Ironman distance) or instead play it safe and do the Olympic distance…or maybe do both…who knows. You’ll have to check back next month and see and as always I’m doing it all for a good cause, so why not help me out and make a donation.
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Help me raise $1,000 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation