Here are some other numbers:
5:30am...the time the dog would let me sleep no longer.
8:30am...the time i met up with friends to travel to the 5K venue
10am...the time everyone got 'lined up' to run...by which i mean, there was a huge ass mob waiting to get going
10:45am...the time the race actually started after tributes to 9/11 heroes, the pledge of allegiance, the bag pipes playing 'amazing grace', prayers, thanks, etc, etc
356...my place overall out of 860 runners
33...my place in my age group (30-39). I don't know how many were in my age group, but I kept up with my friends in my age group.
32:13.8...the time i crossed the finish line
10.22...my min/mile time
1 pm...the time we finally made it to the restaurant where the food and beer were
2pm...when i got out of the hot tub, fully relaxed and ready to get together with the in laws for grilled sausages at our house.
That's me on the left, then Lynne, Laurie, Sara, and Kevin. actually, we were also running with Zoe, but her family met her at the finish line and they took off. It was a great day and I feel so good about doing it. I never stopped once, not even to walk. I ran the whole 3.1 miles and shaved another 2 minutes off my best time!! So, I ran farther than my normal run...in less time!!
I think i will keep running for exercise, but I imagine the races will be few and far between! :)