Sunday, February 22, 2009

Polar Bear Run (or Walk for some of us)


What a gorgeous day for the Polar Bear Run/Walk!   I've volunteered to help in the past and there have been years when the snow and wind were blowing like crazy and we just couldn't wait to get inside!   Today it was cold but sunny and a perfect day for a walk outside.  I'm not a runner so was happy that Melanie and Lauri wanted to walk.   There were actually quite a few walkers and I heard that a total of 71 people had signed up, which is big!   (I promised Lauri I would note that we are all wearing layers of clothes so we are actually MUCH smaller than we appear.  LOL)
Anne and I taking photos of each other while Matt waits for the race to begin.

Some of the entrants.   We always have a bunch of kids take part.

Danrick--it's a little cold with just shorts and a tshirt on!

Looking back toward town.   Our route took us from Tutiakoff Park to the landfill and back, for a total of 5K.   

Melanie and I were enjoying our stroll back when these kids swooshed right past us.

Approaching the finish line

We did it, and earned our Polar Bear Run hoodies!  Rich got off work in time to document our finish.   

Tonight is book club so I need to get a few things done before I go.   Hope everyone had a good weekend!

8 comments:

Suzassippi said...

Awesome! I am proud of all of you--but especially you, J, for braving the weather to do this! Happy book club--can't wait to read the reviews. :)

Lauri said...

That was fun, Jane...even though Jan and I didn't go the entire way, a 1 1/2 year old baby girl and a big red Eider held us back....but I really enjoyed getting out there and seeing everyone. And thanks for the layers of clothing remark. ;-)Enjoy your book club meeting. I am thinking about joining the book club....let's chat about it sometime???

cookie dough said...

YAY us...we're tough Unalaska gals today!

unalaska said...

Congratulations! Alena and I missed the walk/run because we had already committed to help my mom with a brunch that she put on. Looks like you guys had a great time.

Bubbe said...

Glad to hear it was a good day for a walk! It looks pretty cold to me- don't think I would've made it, so way to go Unalaskans! It's in the 50's here right now, and I'm shivering- such a wimp, huh?

Gigi said...

Yes, my perspective has definitely changed. I used to think 60's were chilly and now I think that's a warm temp. Actually, I think 50's are warm. 40's, if there's no wind. LOL

Lauri, you should come to book club. We will chat.

Sharon, the brunch sounds nice and there's always another day for a walk.

Betty said...

Congratulations! Good job! Yo momma is proud of you. I'm with Kath - sounds too cold to me!

Gigi said...

Oh, that wasn't cold at all! It gets colder in Jersey than here!