Went into DC today to run (*deep breath*) the Cassidy & Pinkard “Race for Hope” 7th Annual 5K Run/Walk to Benefit the Brain Tumor Society & The Brain Tumor Research Trust. This is the second year I’ve run it; my running partner Julie’s sister is a brain tumor survivor so the race means a lot to her. It’s an emotional race; almost everyone has either a “Participating in Celebration of…” or “Participating in Memory of…” pinned to their shirts, to say nothing of the survivors who are there to run or walk the event. It was great to see so many people out there.
…and then I shattered my previous personal best. Last year I ran it in 40:49, which is a 13:10 minute/mile pace. Very respectable for me. This year? Well, based on my watch (official times won’t be released until the evening)… 37:20, or a 12:03 minute/mile pace. Damn.
I think Weight Watchers should hire me as a spokesperson.