Back in the day we sold homemade brownies and layer cakes to raise money for our schools. The pineapple upsidedown cakes went for the highest bid. That was back when we had cake walks at school carnivals. Nowadays in a strange twist we can't bring homemade goodies to school anymore. I guess it's the schoolyard scare of razor blades in apples. I'm thinking no one would have ever been hurt from razor blades in apples anyway because those apples would have been hurled at the houses who gave them out instead of candy. As much as I hate to compromise my food standards, I don't hand out pretzels and raisins on Halloween. Hey, I don't need some teens who are too old to trick or treat anyway come TP my house or pee in my mailbox. It's been known to happen, folks. But I digress...
Well, it seems that even the PTA is channeling Michelle Obama and getting their bodily gears in motion. The Wake County PTA is hosting its annual Healthy Lifestyles 5K on Sunday, November 21, 2010. I'm glad it's called a Healthy Lifestyles run instead of a "fun run." Now that's an oxymoron in my book. I'm all for getting a move on, but my feet were made for walking. About all the running I do is run out of breath.
The cool thing is that this run is for grown ups and kids. There are several age categories, including under 10 and over 60. I'm a big fan of being active with my sons, and if we can raise PTA funds while we're chugging along, all the better! I'll be racing with my family and I'm pretty sure I can handle the pace of my sons' seven and five year old legs. The 5K won't kill me, but the whining might.
Race Begins: 3:30 at Wake Med Soccer Park, Cary (Pick up race packets 12:30-3:00.)
*** RUN, WALK or VOLUNTEER ***
(I'll be in the WALK camp.)
Join your school's Healthy Lifestyles 5K team and help win Healthy Lifestyles funding. Of course, feel free to join Wiley's team to give my sons' school some props. Schools with the most registered participants win stuff! And bragging rights! Check out last year's results, and let's top(ple) 'em!
To register and for more race details, go to: www.pta5k.org IMPORTANT: During the on-line registration procedure, be sure to choose your school (or Wiley...ahem) in the drop-down box entitled “Affiliate."
Early Bird Registration by 11/8/10 to get a race T-shirt.
Questions? Please contact: Annette Sheppard at 608-0441 or firstname.lastname@example.org
See you on the track to a healthy lifestyle! Or at a bakery.