Becki Henderson--Administrative Assistant
I should start by saying that running the 5K at the Cranberry Fest in Eagle River, WI on Saturday morning at 8:30am was NOTHING like running the Disney's Princess Half Marathon in Orlando, FL! For one thing, it was 34 degrees and raining when we started, and for another there were about 45 participants (compared to 7,000-10,000 at Disney!) I experienced a moment of worry when I realized how few people were running. I am fairly confident I won't come in last place in a group of 10,000, but the odds of coming in last in a group of 45 are MUCH higher!
But neither Mary Elise nor Luis nor I came in last. In fact, Mary Elise was the second woman to cross the finish line! We ran from the Cranberry Fest and over the bridge that crosses Eagle River, down some quiet neighborhood streets (it was quite lovely and peaceful with all the colorful leaves!) and back over the bridge to return to the Cranberry Fest.
Just before I reached the bridge the second time, three deer came booking it out of the woods right in front of me. It was pretty startling to see them that close and was a good reminder that I was in the Northwoods and not at EPCOT.
When the race was over they had juice and muffins for all of the participants.
And Cranberry Muffins.