Let me tell you a quick story of how this came about. Every year, or for the past 4 years, Scott transforms into "Barry Tweeter" for the kids run. Barry is a nerdy guy who wears suspenders, high-water pants, and a fanny pack. Every year Barry leads the kids in stretches and he leads the kids in their course, usually getting beat by the older kids. Well, this year, the day before the run, Jeremy received a package in the mail, which included 2 costumes (The Flash, and Robin). Scott immediately fell in love with the costume and wanted to be "The Flash" instead of Barry Tweeter for this years run. I immediately said...NO! Let's see, a costume that would fit Jeremy (who is much shorter than Scott and skinnier - sorry Jer, Jer is muscular too!) but this costume would require Scott to squeeze and stretch to fit in it!!! This could be extremely embarrassing. But of course, Scott was so giddy about being able to run around in a skin tight costume...he eventually won! The kids and the adults LOVED his costume, which surprised me - I thought some of the parents would complain about a grown adult running around in a liotard suit. So many people came up to me and said that "The Flash" was so much cooler than Barry Tweeter and then they would comment on how skinny Scott is.
This year Kiley and I did not run, we walked the 5K. Last year we were training for the Camp Pendleton Mud Run (good times!!), but this year with Kiley being 7 months prego, we decided to walk. Maya, Kiley, Grandma Donna, and I had a nice leisure walk together. This year it was exceptionally cold...you know...cold for Californians.
I love this event! I love Happy Fishes' commitment to education and the community. I feel priveledged to be apart of the Happy Fish family -- I looking forward to the 6th annual Run for Education and of course the 2nd appearance of "The Flash"!