20th Annual Shamrock "N" Run 5K. Sponsored by the Kappa Delta Sorority at North Carolina University
I think I chose a great 5K for my North Carolina run. It will start and finish near the front of the Kappa Delta House on the North Carolina University campus. Over 1300 runners are signed up.
Tonight (Friday), the KDs hosted a chili and sweet potato dinner at their sorority house. Delicious!
These are some luminaries whom I was fortunate to meet.
I had my chili dinner at a table with the lady in the middle, Betsy, her Tar Heel freshman daughter Ann--on my left, along with Betsy's husband Bill, son Will, and maybe future daughter in law Beth. I predict Ann (on my left) will be the head reporter at ESPN some day. My prediction for the mom is at the end of this post.
It is now Saturday morning blog time, and it is about 38 degrees, and normally, nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning, but look at this...
Fortunately, I found Betsy. She told me everything we would see on the route, and we ran side by side for most of the 5K and got drenched.
Guess who was the faster.
It was Betsy by about 10 seconds. Her daughter, Ann, cheered us on during the run.
I finished 2nd by about 7 seconds in my 60-69 group and staged my own award ceremony.
After the 5K, I drove to Norfolk, VA to pick up Jeannie at the airport. We are now in Williamsburg getting ready for the Sunday's big 34th Annual Sentara Colonial Half Marathon & 5K.
Runs Completed (blue). Scheduled for February and March (red).
March 3: Oklahoma, Ardmore. A2A Arbuckles to Ardmore Race for Mercy Marathon, 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 PreserveThe mom, Betsy, is running the 5K on Saturday. I asked her if she had a time goal, and she said 27 minutes. Thinking she was in her 40s, I said, "You will probably medal in your age group if you do that." Then she said that she was 55 (scroll back up to that picture and see if that seems right). So my prediction is that Betsy will win her age group.
Donald Trump just called, and he wants to see her birth certificate.
It is after the run now. Betsy finished third in her 50-59 age division. Usually, there would be a 55-59 division which Betsy would have won, but today she had to compete against the spry 50-54 year old women, but Betsy still takes home the bronze.