22 May 2010

Run Daddy, Run

Well, I didn't die and I didn't finish last. I didn't have to walk, didn't have to crawl. And you know what? I did a helluva lot better than I ever expected.

24 minutes, 23 seconds. Now, they say I ran 24:40, but that 13 second difference is the time it took for me to get from my place in line (which was toward the back) to the actual starting line. I am going by the "chip time". Ain't technology wonderful?

64th place overall (out of 394 runners, thank you very much), 10th best in my age group (30-39). Now the bad news: Eleven kids beat me. And some of them beat me bad. And not "kids-to-you-and-me" kids. Like, nine to 14-year-olds. One kid who finished ahead of me was five. But that doesn't really count since he was likely being pushed in a stroller by his father, who finished directly behind him. But he paid his registration fee like everyone else, so it sorta kinda counts. Damnit.

Oh well, it was all for a good cause -- the Greensboro Children's Museum and their pretty cool Edible Schoolyard. Michelle, Kaitlyn and I love going to the GCM, so it wasn't a stretch to do something like this to support a great cause.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to pass out now.

Kaitlyn hanging with her friend Lily pre-race

Pre-race Daddy ...

...Post-race Daddy


  1. Okay, I'm jealous/pissed/proud of you! Mine was slooowwer. Did you barf or poop your pants? Because that's what I always worry about.

    Good job.

  2. No, I didn't soil myself. I was worried because on my way to the race I thought, "Geez, I hope that cup of coffee kicks in before I start." Lucky it never did.

  3. Where's your GC singlet?

  4. What am I, a wrestler? You should know as well as anyone that runners don't wear singlets, Sqeak.

  5. Fine GC racing tank, sorry. At least throw on the old tie-dye XC t-shirt. Where's the pride in The Pride?

  6. Go, Mo, Go! I'm thinking about signing up for a race for June 5. Not sure that I'll have the time for it. And for me, last is a possibility. Your time is a good 8 minutes faster than my last 5K in October.

    Cheers, brother!