Sunday, May 14, 2006
Run Eric Run
Yesterday I handed over $15 dollars to a non-profit organization and in return for my generosity they gave me a t-shirt and let me run a little over 3 miles (that's 5 kil. for the metric crowd) at 8am on a Saturday. My first ever organized race was a good experience overall. You see, going in I had two goals:
1. To not embarrass myself.
2. To not come in last place.
The guy pushing the baby in the stroller ensured the second and finishing in a respectable time fulfilled the other. Now in case you are wondering, I was never in contention to take home the top prize. The skinny guy with smooth legs and short shorts was the obvious favorite from the very beginning. Normally, you wouldn't be able to wear shorts like that, unless you were working at Hooters... so I've heard... ummm, I've never been. But no one seemed to say anything about them. Nobody made fun of him at all... maybe that was because he was already at home on his couch drinking a Capri Sun before any of us got back to the finish line.
He finished the race in under 17 minutes. What was my time you ask? Let's just say over 17 minutes.