well...once again, i've been slacking.
i am finally blogging about the St. patties day 5k race that I ran on march 13th.
It was something that i've always wanted to try...'try' being the operative word.
I was not exactly the fastest, or even an efficient 5K-er out there that day, but the experience was simply SPLENDID.
After the race, i soon realized that it was not purely a quick time that I was after that day, but a good time... and i found it.
There is a strange thrill in jogging with a mass of people down city streets;
roads blocked off especially for you, cops everywhere to ensure your safety, volunteers standing at water jugs halfway to the finish and filling cups of water for you to grab and dramatically toss aside once drained....
Runners are such nice people too...some random man from the race gave me a pat on the back once i'd crossed the finish line. Endorphin-charged people are happy people.
A blossoming race junkie, i'm already set to attempt my second race May 1st. Another 5k, but perhaps there is a 10k in my future?
Here's a pic of us post-race! (soon, anyways!)