Today was the Cincinnati Redlegs 5k run.  It was a beautiful morning for a run.  The sun was shining and it was in the mid-60’s.   The race is downtown Cincinnati by the Ohio River, so there are some decent views at the start of the race.

Alex and Tanya came down to watch the run and enjoy the sun.  Alex took the pictures of the bridge.  Here she is waiting for the start of the race outside the home of the Cincinnati Reds- The Great American Ballpark.

Here’s the start of the race where you have the bridge and river as a nice back drop.  I like doing runs that have something to offer in terms of location.

Like most fun runs there is usually something unusual to see.  In this case its this racing cow.  The cow was pretty fast, too.

One of the cool aspects of this race is that you finish at home plate in the ball park.  Kinda cool.  So, here’s the cow coming to the finish.  He actually beat me.  In fact he beat a lot of people running the race in about 18 minutes.

Well, I didn’t beat the cow, but was happy to finish in 23:57.  Two seconds faster than the Flying Pig 5k I ran a month earlier.  Overall 387th over nearly 3,000 runners and 27th in my age group putting me in the top 20%. Complete results for the 2009 Redlegs 5k are available HERE.

Alex and dad after the race.


Alex and Garett attended the Spring Dance at St. Xavier High School.  Here’s some pictures:


Monday was the FAVC Tack & Field Championships for Loveland Middle School.  Taylor ran three events: 4×100, 4×200, and 4×400.  She has pretty much been the relay girl all season.  Of course part of the fun is hanging out with your friends.

One of those friends is her boyfriend.

The 1st event was the 4×100 relay with Taylor leading off.  They took 2nd in this event.

Taylor after running her leg of the 4×400.  They won this event making Taylor a FAVC Champion!  She ended with with two 2nd’s and one 1st place finish.

Now her track season is over and swimming is cranking up.  Her 1st meet of the long course season is this weekend.


Taylor ran for Loveland Middle School track team at the Amelia Relays.  She ran the 4×100, 4×200, and 4×400 relays.

Taylor’s three relays swept the competition.  She brought home 3 more gold medals.

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