Sunday, August 11, 2013
I'm running in a 5K in the morning and I just printed out the registration form and filled it out. There were three check-boxes: Competitive Runner, Runner, and Walker. I wasn't quite sure what the distinction was between Competitive Runner and just plain Runner. It is a race. I think both categories will start at the same time and will not be sorted. I checked Runner because although I aim to do my best and certainly get more pleasure out of doing better I don't really have that competitive spirit that makes me want to beat the person next to me. I'm competing with the clock, the weather, the terrain, my physical limitations, and my lack of proper training. But when it comes to that final quarter mile I won't pick off other middle-of-the-packers who are trying to burn it in even though I know I can.