Martin before the start of the Freestore Foodbank 5k with Alex.

Martin at the start of the race with the hordes chasing.

Alex and Roxanne waiting for Martin at the end of the Purpose People Bridge.

Martin coming off the Purple People Bridge near the 2 mile mark.   Finished in 23:51 (7:41/mi pace), 86th of 2,946 participants.

 

My aunt sent me these two photos of me when I was her ring bearer.

I looked a little different a few years later in my own wedding.

 

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.

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