Linn & the Running Penguin…

5 Nov 2011 – @the SC Governor’s Cup Half Marathon

The 39th year of this event, runners found themselves mingling with the members of Occupy CAE. The capital city’s branch of the nationwide protest movement has been staking out the SC State House turf for 3 weeks. The grounds are also decorated with beautiful umbrellas marking the National Hospice month.

Took off from home early morning to find a parking space. It was chilly with clear blue sky as we arrived to the start-line where Linn found her running buddy, Jimmy SAULS. Cheered them off@0800hrs for their 13.1m/20km run. The penguin started after everybody.

Took a stroll to the main street/Gervais St looking for a cup of coffee. The Starbucks is nicely located by the historic Seaboard Air-Line Passenger Depot (1904) and has been in the Register of Historic places since 1983. Today it is the Blue Marlin Restaurant which is supposed to be good but did not have the opportunity to try it this time round!

Jeff & the kids were waiting at the finish-line at app 0900hrs. We were all there to support and cheer Linn in as she completed her first race after her 5th and last baby. Time : 1hr 52mins 27secs, #233 out of 691 runners, #60 woman out of 318 placing 12th out of 57 for her age group. Way to go Linn, a fantastic job and we are all so proud of her. James was especially happy to see his mama as he was really hungry and only had a sip of his formula but did not appreciate the artificial stuff. Smart baby, likes the real thing 🙂

Dean SCHUSTER running in a penguin suit had the perfect outfit for the race on a cold Sat morning. His intentions are to raise money for animals’ conservation and his even grander plan is to run the 2012 Antarctica Marathon. Way to go and good luck to Dean.

Antarctica, another place on my list to visit…

Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed – Charles Schulz/Peanuts