Held at the Koko Booth Amphitheatre, covered in a yellow dusting of pollen, it was a beautiful North Carolina morning.
|This is what the typical car looks like in the Greater Raleigh area. Achoo.|
The morning started with Logan beating Marty (again!) in the 10K.
|Pick it up, Dad|
Then it was my turn. Of course, being the wimp that I am, I chose to do the 5K. Scratch that. I got an email from Marty earlier in the week telling me he had signed me up for a 5K that weekend. Kudos to him for not even asking if I wanted to do the 10K.
As is typical at a local road race, the kids were out in full force. They all lined up in front, despite the announcer's pleas to move back, but it was no matter to me. I knew they would go out faster then I could. The trick was dodging the carnage after 400 yards. I did pretty well, only running into one before I set my sights on the rest of the pack.
|Flat-footed pictures while running are terrible, but this is in here because for some reason, my arm looks jacked|
The last little kid was caught around mile 1. I figured I would drop him fairly quickly, thinking he had gone out too fast.
|Me: Cute kid. |
Cute kid: Imma beat you lady!
He had the last laugh, as he came barreling down the hill to repass me.
|I'm just glad I finally got ahead of the dude in all black with a backpack from the 'my arm is jacked picture'|
I re-repassed my adversary at the 2 mile mark and continued to hold onto the pace around the lake. Cute Kid could not be shaken. This was not good. I did not want to get into a sprint finish with Cute Kid. Not only would that probably not end well for me, I also didn't want to be the douche trying to outsprint a 10 year old.
I heard him breathing close, but he never made up the ground and in the end - winner goes to the lady! Maybe next time, Cute Kid. Maybe next time.
|Breaking the giant tape across the finish line|
Logan gave me the thumbs up for a race well run.
My time was not very good, but, I didn't have Mary to chase this weekend.
Later, Marty and I took a nap while Logan went grocery shopping.