Over the weekend JR and I did something I never thought I would say I had done. We ran in a 2.4 mile race in gorilla suits. You read that right, gorilla suits!
I am a board member for the Miracle League of North Mankato and was going to the fundraiser to help with the registration table but when I arrived I found out I wasn't needed anymore. Justin had been saying that he thought it would be fun to do so when the opportunity came, we took it. I had invited my parents up to see it (and we had to switch vehicles) so they came and hung with Maddox while we made the trek.
Honestly it was a very cool experience. We started at Minnesota State's campus and ended up at Buster's Bar (2.4 miles). There were approximately 450 gorillas running the streets of Mankato. Probably what was the most fun was watching the cars drive by and the expression of drivers and passengers. There were plenty of honks, lots of waves, and tons of laughs!
On the way to Busters there were lots of fun and games. Several gorillas were climbing trees, wrestling and just going bananas. When all was said and done, the initial total was reported at approximately $17,500 which is amazing!
Best part of the whole deal is Justin finally gets his long awaited gorilla suit