The Portland Sea Dogs held their 5th annual Mother’s Day 5k this morning. It was overcast and it drizzled off and on, and there was a fairly monstrous wind at the start, but the race has been growing by leaps and bounds. Not even (slightly) foul weather can stop it, apparently. There were over 1000 people registered to run, and over 800 people finished the race. Local man Ethan Hemphill won for the fourth year in a row with a time of 15:32, earning the right to throw the first pitch at a Sea Dogs game. Emily LeVan has apparently recovered from being the first American woman in the Boston Marathon 3 weeks ago to win the women’s race in 18:09.

I was also recovered from the Boston Marathon, but I didn’t have a very good base and was quite a bit slower. Last year, my team took home a good percentage of the trophies; not this year though.

The Sea Dogs won the first game of a double header in 10 innings (3-2), but the second game that had been rained out yesterday was also rained out today. I wanted to see them play the Navigators, and unfortunately had to watch them lose on Friday night (it was cold). I did not go to today’s game.