Race Report – Healthy Steps for Kids 5k

Unfortunately with my foot, I was unable to run the race I had planned on saturday.  So I headed out to cheer on Derek, as well as a former co-worker.   Derek was nice enough to write-up a guest post so we would still have a race report!

Derek (in white) 50 feet from the starting line - ahead of our former co-worker Tim (in the Orange)


Derek and Tim coming up the hill after the 1 mile mark. The 10 year old in the gren shirt came in third over-all.

So it was my first race of the year and I did not know how I would do, so I was thought I would try to pace myself with somebody during the race.  It turned out that only a few people in the race were faster than I was, so there was no one I could really pace myself with.  I ended up trying to pace it by myself.

The race started and I took off – I was running with the  leader for just  a little bit, but he started pulling away. For probably three fifths of the race I was in 5th place, behind what seemed  to be two adult runners and two young kids. The kids where 10, but man could they run. Finally Tim (former co-worker) passed me again – just like he did last year at the YMCA Corporate Challenge.

For the final 100 yards I kicked it up and ended up finishing in 18.25 which was 5th place. The race was not 3.1 miles, I do know that. Another thing I know is losing to a 10-year-old and a former co-worker was not what I was hoping for. I have 58 (or so) days until the next race. I was thinking about that during todays race and thinking to myself that if I want to do better I need to start training better.

My time today was ok I guess, but I did not feel good when I was running. I know I can do better and will do better in the next race. I am really looking forward to June 28th….

Derek headed up the final hill:

Overall Today was a good day it was fun seeing an old co-worker and Robinson which came and took some pictures even though I know he would have rather ran with us.
Derek Finishing:


I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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