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    OT - Packers 5k run

    Today I ran in the first of what is to be an annual 5k run associated with the opening of Packers training camp. I know what you're thinking but I did this primarily for 3 reasons.

    1) I wanted to run a 5k and see how I would do. 33:08 was my time. Not bad for a busted up, 43 year old dude who just started running 5 months (and 20 pounds) ago.

    2) The money went to charity for things like Big Brothers/Big Sisters and The Boys & Girls Club.

    3) The tail end of the race goes through Lambeau. You run through the players tunnel, do a lap around the field and then exit through the same tunnel. I thought it would be cool to run around an actual NFL field.

    Packers president Mark Murphy was there at the start line and it was kind of funny to hear more than one person yell to him that it was time to fire Ted Thompson (Packers GM). I actually think TT has done a pretty good job. Imo, his only botch with the Favre situation was not cutting him loose sooner.

    The coolest thing was something I didn't expect. Inside the stadium they had a camera on each end that was hooked to the jumbo tron on each side of the stadium. As I approached each camera I pulled up the sleeve on my right shirt to reveal my Steelers logo tattoo. As I did I looked up and sure enough, there was the tat on the jumbo tron for all to see!

    Oh yeah, and I also made sure to spit on the field several times as I ran around it!

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    Re: OT - Packers 5k run

    Quote Originally Posted by stlrz d
    Today I ran in the first of what is to be an annual 5k run associated with the opening of Packers training camp. I know what you're thinking but I did this primarily for 3 reasons.

    1) I wanted to run a 5k and see how I would do. 33:08 was my time. Not bad for a busted up, 43 year old dude who just started running 5 months (and 20 pounds) ago.

    2) The money went to charity for things like Big Brothers/Big Sisters and The Boys & Girls Club.

    3) The tail end of the race goes through Lambeau. You run through the players tunnel, do a lap around the field and then exit through the same tunnel. I thought it would be cool to run around an actual NFL field.

    Packers president Mark Murphy was there at the start line and it was kind of funny to hear more than one person yell to him that it was time to fire Ted Thompson (Packers GM). I actually think TT has done a pretty good job. Imo, his only botch with the Favre situation was not cutting him loose sooner.

    The coolest thing was something I didn't expect. Inside the stadium they had a camera on each end that was hooked to the jumbo tron on each side of the stadium. As I approached each camera I pulled up the sleeve on my right shirt to reveal my Steelers logo tattoo. As I did I looked up and sure enough, there was the tat on the jumbo tron for all to see!

    Oh yeah, and I also made sure to spit on the field several times as I ran around it!
    That is awesome d. My wife, son, and I did the Steelers 5k when he was just 6 mos old. We got to finish on the Heinz Field "warning track." It was really cool. Good to see that you've kept up w/ running. Congrats. Now, do what I do after I finish a race. Get some ice cream to celebrate!
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    Re: OT - Packers 5k run

    Congrats D!!! Glad to see you're still running. Not a bad time either. I ran one a few weeks back, but haven't done much else. Hate running in heat and humidity and don't have a treadmill. Will start back up full force come September.

    It sounds like a nice course to run too. It would be neat to run a stadium.

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    Re: OT - Packers 5k run

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerNation1
    Quote Originally Posted by stlrz d
    Today I ran in the first of what is to be an annual 5k run associated with the opening of Packers training camp. I know what you're thinking but I did this primarily for 3 reasons.

    1) I wanted to run a 5k and see how I would do. 33:08 was my time. Not bad for a busted up, 43 year old dude who just started running 5 months (and 20 pounds) ago.

    2) The money went to charity for things like Big Brothers/Big Sisters and The Boys & Girls Club.

    3) The tail end of the race goes through Lambeau. You run through the players tunnel, do a lap around the field and then exit through the same tunnel. I thought it would be cool to run around an actual NFL field.

    Packers president Mark Murphy was there at the start line and it was kind of funny to hear more than one person yell to him that it was time to fire Ted Thompson (Packers GM). I actually think TT has done a pretty good job. Imo, his only botch with the Favre situation was not cutting him loose sooner.

    The coolest thing was something I didn't expect. Inside the stadium they had a camera on each end that was hooked to the jumbo tron on each side of the stadium. As I approached each camera I pulled up the sleeve on my right shirt to reveal my Steelers logo tattoo. As I did I looked up and sure enough, there was the tat on the jumbo tron for all to see!

    Oh yeah, and I also made sure to spit on the field several times as I ran around it!
    That is awesome d. My wife, son, and I did the Steelers 5k when he was just 6 mos old. We got to finish on the Heinz Field "warning track." It was really cool. Good to see that you've kept up w/ running. Congrats. Now, do what I do after I finish a race. Get some ice cream to celebrate!
    Does a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Blizzard count? Cuz if it does then I already did.

    Is that 5k still taking place? It would be cool to come to the 'burgh and be able to run through Heinz!

    Thanks Steelgal...there were a couple of nasty uphills in this one...yikes!

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    Re: OT - Packers 5k run

    D, steelers 5k is held labor day Saturday I think. We may run it. Either that or I may run the 1/2 marathon in Youngstown again. Steelers.com has the details. Let me know what you decide
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    Re: OT - Packers 5k run

    Quote Originally Posted by stlrz d
    Today I ran in the first of what is to be an annual 5k run associated with the opening of Packers training camp. I know what you're thinking but I did this primarily for 3 reasons.

    1) I wanted to run a 5k and see how I would do. 33:08 was my time. Not bad for a busted up, 43 year old dude who just started running 5 months (and 20 pounds) ago.

    2) The money went to charity for things like Big Brothers/Big Sisters and The Boys & Girls Club.

    3) The tail end of the race goes through Lambeau. You run through the players tunnel, do a lap around the field and then exit through the same tunnel. I thought it would be cool to run around an actual NFL field.

    Packers president Mark Murphy was there at the start line and it was kind of funny to hear more than one person yell to him that it was time to fire Ted Thompson (Packers GM). I actually think TT has done a pretty good job. Imo, his only botch with the Favre situation was not cutting him loose sooner.

    The coolest thing was something I didn't expect. Inside the stadium they had a camera on each end that was hooked to the jumbo tron on each side of the stadium. As I approached each camera I pulled up the sleeve on my right shirt to reveal my Steelers logo tattoo. As I did I looked up and sure enough, there was the tat on the jumbo tron for all to see!

    Oh yeah, and I also made sure to spit on the field several times as I ran around it!

    Very cool congrats on losing the 20 well done

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    Re: OT - Packers 5k run

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerNation1
    D, steelers 5k is held labor day Saturday I think. We may run it. Either that or I may run the 1/2 marathon in Youngstown again. Steelers.com has the details. Let me know what you decide
    Thanks for the info...I'm gonna check into that...and take a look at a flight/hotel package. If it's feasible I just may have to do it!

    Thanks fordfixer...now if only you lived in WI where I have a ford that needs some fixing! I'm gonna have to take the bed off my truck to put in a new fuel pump. Easier than dropping the fuel tank, but still not looking forward to it.

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    Re: OT - Packers 5k run

    Quote Originally Posted by stlrz d
    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerNation1
    D, steelers 5k is held labor day Saturday I think. We may run it. Either that or I may run the 1/2 marathon in Youngstown again. Steelers.com has the details. Let me know what you decide
    Thanks for the info...I'm gonna check into that...and take a look at a flight/hotel package. If it's feasible I just may have to do it!

    Thanks fordfixer...now if only you lived in WI where I have a ford that needs some fixing! I'm gonna have to take the bed off my truck to put in a new fuel pump. Easier than dropping the fuel tank, but still not looking forward to it.

    You don't have to take it off just lift up the left side the new slimmer you can then reach in there and replace the pump

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