5K #8: Fruit Loop 2nd Annual 5K & Kid's Run (There is a lot of fruit and you run a loop.)
Up at 4:00 a.m. to drive to the boyhood home of Bill Clinton in Hope Arkansas for the...
My favorite part of the above picture is his shoes.
And we are off...
I ran the first mile in 7:55, was comfortable, and felt like I could maintain that pace for a 5K time of under 25 minutes.
But a quarter of a mile later -- trouble with my lower right calf muscle.
It became so painful that I walked the next quarter of a mile. As more and more people passed me, very depressing, I became more reluctant to walk all the way to the finish line, about 1.5 miles. So I hobbled as fast as I could to finish the 5K in about 30 minutes.
This was good enough for 3rd place in the senior men's division (56 and older), but there may have been just 3 seniors running.
And now I am a professional as my prize was $10 cash money.
This is one of the organizers presenting at the awards ceremony.
After the 5K Jeannie and I went to eat at a terrific local hamburger restaurant, Tailgaters.
The next scheduled run is in Chapel Hill, NC in 14 days. I hope my leg is okay by then.
Runs Completed (blue). Scheduled for February and March (red).
February 24: Virginia, Williamsburg. 34th Annual Sentara Colonial Half Marathon & 5K
March 3: Oklahoma, Ardmore. A2A Arbuckles to Ardmore Race for Mercy Marathom, Half Marathon, and 5K
March 16: Nevada, Las Vegas. 12th Annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk at the Springs Preserve