Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chilly Chili 5k

Alex decided he wanted to run the Chilly Chili 5k this year. The proceeds for the run go to the Cazenovia Children's House, where Alex went for after school care a couple of years when we lived in Cazenovia. It's a great organization. And for a January afternoon in Upstate New York, it wasn't a bad day for a run!

Look at the green grass even! There's not even any snow in Cazenovia this year. It was a balmy 38 degrees and the sun was shining.

Alex had a great race. This is at about the 1 mile mark. It was nice that we got to see the runners pass by during the race.

And here he is heading towards the finish line. He placed 15th overall, out of over 1,100 runners. Not too shabby! He was just "using the run as a workout"... (If you'd like to see the results, you can see them here.)

I think his workout was a good one, he looks a little tired!

After the race, we walked over to Cazenovia College for a Chili Cook-off. Since Alex finished so quickly, we were one of the first ones to arrive. It wasn't crowded at all.

There were about 20 chili's to taste, including one from the fire department.

It got crowded pretty quickly, and the line at the door was half way down the block when we left. It was a really neat event, I'm glad we went! And I'm SO very glad it wasn't snowing... I hear in past years the snow has been so bad you could barely see 2 feet in front of you.


Dale said...

Thanks so much for posting this! Great job, Alex! 15th out of 1158 runners is awesome! Wish I could have been there to cheer you on.

Beth said...

Alex, pretty good for just a "workout." Proud of you. Would have enjoyed the chili here. A favorite at our house.