For most of the week, my calf was aching and I had a feeling that I wasn’t going to make the race. However, by Saturday evening it was feeling completely normal, so I ended up running in the Brain Tumor Society 5K after all. (Julie’s sister is a brain tumor survivor, so it meant a lot for her to have others come.) The run itself went really well—I was hoping for an under-40 minutes time and tried to hustle a bit in the last quarter mile to hit that mark (leaving the others behind—sorry about that!) but by my watch missed it by about 50 seconds. Oh well. My overall pace was still pretty good and I’m not complaining! Nice crisp, cool weather helped it being a pretty enjoyable experience.
May 4th, 2003