Random Thoughts on the Puzzle Scuttle 5K

by Peggy on October 19, 2013

The first order of business for the Puzzle Scuttle is to cheer the 1K fun-runners, some of whom have autism, at the finish line. 1390631_10200780170845952_1421801257_nOn a cold morning, you can warm up for the race like Michael by taking a quick jog around the parking lot and shedding your warm up suit. Or, as I prefer, by sitting in the pick-up with a downy vest over your knees. When the TCU track star helps guide the crowd in some stretching exercises at the starting line, you must try to look like the elite runner and not the Chick-Fil-A cow doing the same routine next to him. A 5K loop around Amon Carter Stadium has five uphill climbs and two downhill runs, proving that you can go to and from school uphill both ways. The race may have been big, but Fort Worth is small, so you will see other runners having a big French breakfast at La Madeleine afterwards just like you. Always say yes when your son finds a challenge because you may find a new personal best. Oh yeah. Came in at 9:25 pace, ranked 1st in age group, 2nd for runners age 40+, and 25th out of 121. Michael ran a 7:13 pace. Come to think of it, maybe his warm-up way is the right idea after all.

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Carol Heinkel October 20, 2013 at 11:41 pm

way to go!

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Peggy October 20, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Thanks, Mom!

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