Sunday, June 13, 2010

New Year's Resolution: June 5K

Well, the super ambitious and highly motivated running fools that the Garretts are nearly got themselves in a jam for their June 5K. Ok, who are we kidding? It was sort of Heather's mess.

Committed (yes, we should be) to running a 5K every month as a New Year's resolution, our dance card was almost all filled up for the month of June. Heather had travel plans booked that would keep her out of NY for the last two weeks and we had not looked at any local runs for the first week in June so we were left with having to run the June 12-13 weekend-no ifs, ands or buts!

Finding something local turned out to be a little harder than imagined.  Luckily, there was a race on Saturday in Albany and the next thing you knew, the Garretts were signed up for the Run for PRIDE 5K and Rainbow Fun Run.  Our cause this time: the Capitol District Gay & Lesbian Community Council.  The race took us through Washington Park (where the Tulip Fest was) and offered a contest for runner's best use of rainbow in their running outfits! (photo on right)
We were the only hetero married couple participating and boy, we didn't even come close to winning this run!  Albany's LGBT community apparently has a very dedicated running club and not only do those folks not have an ounce of fat on them, but they can run like the wind!  Heather had her best time ever and still finished like five people from the end.  The torrential downpour that started about a half mile into the run was also a great motivator (along with the sidewalk chalk messages organizer wrote everywhere that read "run gay boy run!").  If Heather hadn't been laughing so hard, maybe she would have finished better?!?  And it was a shame that neither of us won, because winners got bottles of champagne!


  1. Hey! I made those tutus! And am in your picture! How funny. I was just googling Run for Pride 5K images to see if any had been posted from this year. Were you there this year? I was sporting a rainbow cape. :)

  2. We didn't make it this year :( Great job on the tutus! Loved the outfits, wish I had gotten a better pic of them!