Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Here is one last picture of the Galloway group runners who participated in the Autism Awareness 5K on Saturday:
I'd really like to find where they published the results. I'm thinking I was first out of this group. I know I beat Fritz who won first place for men over 70 and I beat Brendan who placed second in men 40-49. I'm not 100% certain about the third man's time and I can't remember his name. I was a minute ahead of Yvonne who outran me at the Women's Half Marathon (2:15 vs. my 2:37). But to be fair I know that Jan, Janet, MJ, Shirley, and several others had run 6 miles before this 5K because they are training for a marathon and running a fast 5K is just not one of their goals. Terry, the Executive Director of the Central Florida Autism Institute who sponsored and benefitted from this 5K, is one of our group members and a really nice person. That is why so many showed up to support her and her cause. So perhaps it doesn't matter if I was first in this group or no. Is there much glory in beating people who weren't really competing? I do think after this spring focused on 5K speed, I may want to work on speeding up my 10K and half marathon times.
Okay, enough with the 5K already. Today I'm going to meet my new doctor. The doctor I'd had for almost 10 years quit accepting my insurance, so I'm having to change. I had to wait 5 months to get a new patient appointment with this doctor, but I've heard such good things about him. Hope it goes well.
After the doctor appointment, I'll go to the Y and workout. Hope the timing is such that I can pick up Gwen after her gymnastics class so that my son in law can go eat lunch with my daughter. It'll be a good day for all of us. Hope it is for you, too!