At 45 degrees, what a beautiful morning for running in the Kansas City zoo. The girls and I ran in the Run For The Orangutans race today. Although we each had a different motivation for running, we had a great time. Lindsey has started running so that she can beat not only Anna but her Aunt Janet in the 5k of the upcoming Kansas City Marathon. Anna decided to run so that she could get the cute t-shirt. After all, she will tell you herself it is all about cute. Now, why am I running? Sheri, a good friend of mine has talked me into this crazy idea that I could run with her in the 1/2 marathon portion of the KC marathon. Although it started out as a crazy idea it has become a personal challenge. I started my training back in late July and have taken it one mile at a time. Every week I psyche myself up for my long run and so far I have been able to stick with the program. As long as I have my mp3 player loaded with great music and my trusty Garmin Forerunner to let me know how far I have gone and how fast, I am good to go. I have five more weeks of training until the big day, and unless I have an injury I plan to reach my goal. I may not have a time that I would want to talk about but I am determined to finish the race.