A real live racer

Written by hootenannie on October 20th, 2007

Hearken back to May, when I wrote about just a few of the dreams and goals I have for my life. Scroll down, down, down, and you will read, “I want to run in a race.” I am proud to announce that today, that dream became a reality.

Guess who just ran a 5K? [thumbs] THIS girl!

And I ran the whole way! Didn’t stop for air or anything! This is a big deal mainly because I have not run/jogged/trotted since June. Oh, I’ve been busy slaying mountains and the like, but running is a different beast. It doesn’t come naturally. So I feel proud.

It was a beautiful, crisp, autumn morning, and I even got to run through crunchy leaves. It was my first real “fall” experience since I left on The Big Trip, as everywhere I have been until how has been hot and muggy and annoyingly sunny. I was surprised at how everyone was so excited to run – from 5-year old kids to men and women in their 60’s. There was even a man who was juggling bean bags as he ran.

Okay, I’ll be honest: HE was irritatingly perky.

But I finished! Good job, self! And I even won a travel mug from the raffle at the end.


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