Last week, I dusted off my alarm clock and headed back to work. And, how do we ease our way getting ready for our students? Meetings. And - my personal favorite - meetings about meetings (aka - "debrief" or "post-mortem"). I digress, though. One of the things I do like about going back to school is our school's Cross Country fundraiser, the "Back to School Bash 5K". It's an exceptionally small race, but a lot of the teachers show up, a few students, and a large amount of Omaha's elite runners. Oh, our did I mention that our boys' coach finished the 2009 Boston Marathon in the Top 100? So..yeah....he's kinda good.
Anywho, it's a flat course and, although it was hot and humid, I still managed to PR with a time of 23:12. So there's MY race report.
The one that I'm most proud of would be my daughter's first race. It was a 1 mile fun run and she was so excited to go! There were only 6 kids running the race and the others were all boys. Not only that, but she was the youngest. Didn't bother her in the least. When the starter yelled "Go!", she was off like a shot. (OK, we have to explain "pacing" to her next time.) After about .25 miles, she wanted to walk. No problem. We employed the run-walk method for the race and she was loving it. At the half way portion of the out and back race, the girls XC coach was there to give her a high five. When we got towards the end, she wanted to walk - not quit, but walk. I told her how cool it would be to run the last .25 miles or so. I was right (dad always is). Everyone had lined up to cheer her on to the finish line. High fives everywhere and she finished in a time of 13:11. She won the 1 mile girls division and got a pretty damn cool t-shirt out of the deal. She had a blast. She even asked when she and I can go running again. As of this writing, she still has a smile on her face.
So did her dad.
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