The Big 10 threw together a 5K race to kick off the final game of the tournament at Conseco. Being the Purdue fan and avid runner that I am, I again, tried to rope my friends into doing this race with me. I got 8 takers this time. Luckily, I had a very fun and creative crew, so we dressed like idiots and headed to Conseco to show our Big 10 Boiler support!
I think our hats were a hit! Media people were taking pictures and filming us, so I have no idea where these shots might end up. Tons of people on the street yelled for us. Lots of “Boiler Up” as we ran by. And it was easy to spot each other on the course and cheer each other on. Unfortunately, the designated Purdue bar (Alcatraz) did not have beer at the water station, only water. What’s up with that?! We needed some carbs!
Here’s Blaine and his Chariots-of-Fire finish…
Amy had a wardrobe malfunction early in the race, but kept on for a strong finish…
After the race, we got our carbs at Scotty’s and had some post-race beverages to start our pre-game warm-up. The Boilers took on the Bucks in the finals. I didn’t go to the game because I was exhausted from the weekend, but did record it and am happy to report Purdue’s first Big 10 Tourney title! Nice work Boilermakers! Keep the stellar game play going this week… it’s tourney time! We looked phenominal during the Big 10 tournament. We were in sync and lighting up the basket! The win gave us a #5 seed for the Big Dance in the West bracket. Calf Tat’s so happy!
Here’s how we finished in our race. Please note this race didn’t have any bag drop offs, so Chris, a.k.a. Backpack, volunteered to race with a 20 pound pack strapped to him. Way to take one for the team Chris!