Less than Two Minutes Made the Difference
Congratulations Dallas Fire-Rescue!
For the fourth year, the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department took home the Glenn Carter Safety Trophy in the 2013 Trinity River Levee Run’s 10K event! This year, less than two minutes was the difference between Officer Brian Johannesson’s time of 38:07 and Senior Corporal Jerod Honrath from the Dallas Police Department‘s time. Officer Honrath ran the race in 39:49.
They must have been chasing each other across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge with their eye on the prize! Next year promises to be even more exciting as runners from the two safety departments prepare their runners. Game on!
Yoga on the Bridge
This year was the first time for a unique activity that took place on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The soothing voice of Jen Lawson led a group of 150 experienced and beginning yoga enthusiasts through the muscle toning stretches and balancing forms that make up the art of this terrific exercise.
Uptown Yoga, Yoga & Sync Wellbeing and Claire Vista Vitality Club worked to invite yoga groups from throughout North Texas to the bridge. Jen Lawson, owner of Yoga & Sync Wellbeing, said, “Is your core getting warm, can you feel your body stretching toward the top of this beautiful arch above you?”
The afternoon of yoga was greeted by vivid blue skies but cool windy temperatures. Despite this fact, the participants took off their shoes and socks and went to the mat.
Through yoga, learn to breathe deeply, build strength, gain flexibility, and achieve stone-cold balance in any pose whether it is the “bridge”, “downward facing dog” or the “crane”.
Weather in March
For the Trinity River Levee Run, it is anyone’s guess about the weather on race day. The race is always the first Saturday of March. In 2012, the morning was sunny and a balmy 50 degrees with a light touch of wind. Perfect running weather!
For this year, it was 28 degrees and the wind was blowing at 12 miles an hour. We were all shivering cold! The runners huddled together or stayed in their cars until race time and then went for their morning run across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and the Trinity River.
Most runners weren’t bundled up and that is an amazing site to see particularly because it was very cold and windy on the bridge. It proves that runners brave many weather conditions to stay fit and to enjoy the fun and freedom of being outdoors!