Coffee shops are the typical go-to spots for any kind of studying, work, meetings, socializing, or brooding. For me, Pearl Cup on Henderson Ave. is my favorite. It’s no hidden gem here in Dallas, but it’s my go-to spot.
Whether I’m working or writing, I always order the Pearl Cup Signature Latte. I usually ask them to add some Agave to give it a nice faint sweetness, but today they were out. So instead, the nice cashier suggested honey as a substitute and I actually like that more. Hooray for writers and their caffeine!
I am a big fan of zombies. I’ve watched all the movies and the shows. Walking Dead, Zombieland, Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days, and the like. So when a friend told me about his run on an actual Zombie 5K, I was both excited and scared out of my mind. It’s one thing to hear about how awesome it is to be chased by the living..well living, but another thing entirely to contemplate doing it yourself. I mean I know the people are in make up, but imagining myself being chased through the woods in the dark wasn’t my usual take on “fun”.
So when the DFW Zombie 5K started advertising an obstacle course of zombie filled fun, the only way to quell any anxiety was to bring all my friends with me. Survival in numbers. I signed up for the 5K mid-January and marked my calendar for March 9. Back then, I began seriously training for my run. With the help of friends and the wonderful Katy Trail, I was able to progress from running nothing to running almost 3 miles in a short 7 weeks. I felt ready. Ready enough to survive at least half the race.
The 5K boasted 4 different kinds of zombies to run from: crawlers, walkers, runners, and transition zombies [runners that turned into zombies]. A medal and other free swag were promised at the end of the race and the 5K would be hosted at night in Fort Worth.
We won together!
Showing off our medals and t-shirts
David didn’t get any of his flags pulled. He outran everyone. I was left as bait.