Monday, July 25, 2005

Run Hit Wonder

Eric and I had a big outing without the kids this weekend! My folks babysat all three on Sunday morning while we participated in Nike's Run Hit Wonder with our friend Holly. It was great! My old army wound (a broken ankle from six years ago) has been bothering me lately, so we just walked the 5K race. It's just as well really, because there was a band every mile which made it fun to stop, look, and listen.

The event culminated with a finish line concert on the field of PGE Park by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Because we were one of the first 4,000 to sign up for the race (it ended up drawing over 10,000 people) we had "field access" to the show, which was fun. It was odd to hear such a hard rockin' band at 10:30 am. on a bright, sunny morning, surrounded by healthy running-types all clad in orange. But the show was great, especially since I'd forgotten how many good songs she has. Party-on Wayne!

Jack, Max, and Zöe had a great time with my parents. They went for ice cream, played in the park, bought a new game for the Playstation 2, stopped at McDonalds and set up a new Tiki-Soaker water toy in the backyard. No wonder the kids are always pushing us out the door when Nee and Obby come over to babysit. Now that I'm looking at the list of our activities as a side-by-side comparison, I think the kids had more fun hands-down. Sorry Joan.


Berly's Blog said...

You are making me jealous! I can't even begin to imagine running here in the desert!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun! I did the RHW last year in LA. It was a great run/walk, but kind of distracting as we were lured in by the bands breaking up our pace. However, bopping a head, along with a giggle or gafaw at the bands/songs is always welcomed. I think you take the cake though with the finale of Joan Jett. And, as the bracelet asks: WWJJD? (What would Joan Jett do?) ~ California Fruits