Tuesday, July 05, 2005
… but I’m not. I hate to run because I don’t have much stamina. But I like to be involved in fun things so I've taken up the alternative. I walked in a 2-mile race over the weekend. There’s a lot of energy at such an event, especially as the 10K specialists are lining up and everyone anticipates their takeoff. I found it very anti-climactic to be the last event and to prepare for the words, “Ready --- Get Set --- WALK!” It took me half the race to overtake the high-stepping girl of about 11 years old who was just in front of me. Then a heavy-set woman, with whom I was keeping a good pace, pulled in front of me. I was determined not to let her gain much ground and worked hard to keep her within reach. I was able to do so and we finished together, only to be quickly shooed out of the way because the first 10K runner finished literally right on our heels. Oh well…. it is good to be humbled now and then, right?