The Recess TEC team took the morning off from presenting today and instead entered in the Races For All Paces, a family style fun run and walk. Mom and Ashton, along with my niece Taylor registered for the 1 mile walk while Mike and I ran the 5K. It was one of the windiest races I have run since my HS track days. It was a great feeling of accomplishment to run and finish within the top 20-25 runners (official results haven’t been posted yet), but at the same time made me realize that I need to spend a little more time running in between school and working on the computer in the evenings. Wow, am I out of shape! Mike was already ahead of me by the first mile marker, but not by much. Near the middle of my third mile, he was done….and so was I, but not literally. I did make it though…without passing out at the finish line, thankfully. We actually got finished quickly enough to be able to get back over to the 1 mile course and walk with Ashton, Taylor, and Mom. Mike ended up getting Ashton to run for the majority of it while Mom, Taylor and I enjoyed the walk on a beautiful yet windy morning. While we really love spending Saturdays in computer labs across central IL, working with educators (and sometimes up north…ok…once), this was also a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Plus we got to introduce Taylor to our favorite Charleston area restaurant, “What’s Cookin’?” Yum strawberry bread!