A couple of years ago, Mike and I spent a weekend in Lake Placid to celebrate our anniversary. We came home to a flooded basement, because of a broken hot water tank. My first thought wasn't of the wet floor, it was of my treadmill! Fortunately it made it through intact.
Fast forward to last fall, and the furnace broke. But that didn't cause water damage, just damage to our wallet.
Fast forward to last Tuesday, when we returned from several days in the Adirondack's to find.........a flooded basement. Our sump pump broke during a heavy rainstorm, and there were several inches of water in that room.
But the treadmill is okay.
Our weekend was a busy one, with Eliza's dance recital, a birthday BBQ, a visit to Taste of Syracuse, and a 5k! This was my first time running Paige's Butterfly, a race that raises funds for pediatric cancer research. I like longer distance races, but I was happy to run this one, with my friend Alissa:
Last year Alissa told me she was going to run Paige's, I couldn't run it with her because of my foot, but she planned on doing the 1.5k distance. I told her she could totally do the 5k, so she did! She's gone on to run a few more 5k's, and she signed up for my favorite race, the Boilermaker 15k, so we'll get to run again together, in just 5 short weeks.
The course was a loop along the streets of downtown Syracuse, I lost time two different times, the first was about a quarter mile in, and I had to stop because my shoelace came untied (what am I, an amateur??). Then there was a stretch along the canal, where we ran on a path that could only fit three across. We got stuck behind some slower runners, and had to wait for a spot to open up so we could pass. All in all it was a good run, and we crossed the finish line together with a time of 28:49.
How far are you going to run to celebrate???