Saturday, September 11, 2010
If you've seen my status update, you already know that my bib number won a prize draw. I got a subscription for a fitness magazine good for this year and the next. Very cool!
I didn't finish last! In fact my time was a little bit better than in my first 5K (last year) even though this was slightly longer (in fact 5.5K) and I took some walk breaks uphill. Finished the 5.5K in 39:08 and I'm happy enough about that. I don't have any idea that I'm a fast runner, and I probably never will be, but I participate!
Everyone who finished the race got a mug with the race logo, and I'll sip my tea from that with pleasure. Perhaps I'll start collecting them.
One guy began talking with me before the race started. He told me he'd entered the 5K-walk and he looked as if he'd been through quite a few struggles in his life from drug/alcohol abuse. I congratulated him on joining this walk and as we ran into eachother again after the race I told him I was proud he'd finished this and as we shook hands we promised to meet again next time. I'll look for him.