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My First Race

Today is the day.  Back in the summer of 2007, when I started walking every day, I swore I would never be a runner.  About two months through summer and Labor Day rolled around and I started running.

I laugh because at first it was running to the  next mailbox then walking a bit.  Then, I would find two or three mailboxes in a row and run between them.  Then, more walking.

Today I will run a race.  Even when I decided I liked running, I would laugh at people who would ask, “why don’t you sign up for this or that?”  I would gently explain the running was health thing.  I did it for me, alone.  I even went so far as to tell a friend I was running away from all the diseases my parents and heredity were trying to give me.

Today, that will change.  I am set to run the It’s a Wonderful Run 5K in Seneca Falls.  It is going to be cold so it is good that it is only a bit over 3 miles.  It is going to in the evening so it is good I have some reflective items.

Today, I will join the camaraderie of running from somewhere other than the side of the road.  Today, I will run a race.  Today, I will aim to finish – as most first timers aim to do.  Today, I will aim for a number but will not tell anyone what that number is.  Today, I will run!

11 thoughts on “My First Race

  1. Wow! And here I’m feeling like avoiding my daily walk due to the frigid temperatures is a valid and acceptable thing to do. I’m such a West Coast wimp!

    Running isn’t my thing. Cycling and swimming are…but I applaud you. That’s so inspirational. I look forward to hearing how it goes!

    1. Well, TheWildMind, I am really not looking forward to the weather. I am looking forward to the race.

      My ex and #6 bike. They have, for the last few years, gone to Myrtle Beach in Feb for a big bike ride.

  2. I was thinking about you yesterday afternoon, wondering how it went!! I sang at the Andrews Good News Christmas party at Davis College yesterday afternoon with my church choir after my son was done with his wrestling meet, and it was right about the time you were running. Hope you enjoyed it!!

    1. The race was wonderful. While I never took my camera out of the car in Seneca Falls, the sunset was beautiful. The town was gorgeous.

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