My friend Kristin is a Speech Pathologist at Riley. She told me about a 5k that benefited Hear Indiana a month or so ago. Bad news was it was the weekend after the mini. Amanda was volunteering so I thought about doing that since I was hesitant to sign up not knowing how I’d feel, but luckly, I’ve been keeping pretty active this week and my legs feel good enough to push a 5k out. Plus it was at Ft. Ben… about the only hilly place in Indy, so I figured it was a good baby start to my upcoming doom. A few friends, including Kristin’s husband Mike were working the registration table. Here’s Mike in action.
Bruce and Yasmeen were also there to help out.
I registered, did some stretching and handed Bruce my camera. Note to self: never leave your camera with Bruce. I ended up with pictures like this.
The race was organized by Ken Long & Associates. They need to get their act together, because their 2 mile marker was really at 2.70!! During the race, I’m telling some people and kids that are walking… 2 miles to go, 1 mile to go, etc. I see that sign and had a WTF moment. The course itself was accurate, but for some novices, it would have been a little defeating hearing your time yelled out and it’s way off. Regardless, it was a great race. Kristin did an excellent job organizing and making sure everything was taking care of… right down to making sure Miss Indiana knew where to be!
Final result – I finished in 27:07 with a pace of 8:47. Cool thing was KLA sent me an email with my results too. Out of the 12 (WOW 12) in my age group, I finished 2nd. Cool? Well maybe not when there is only 12.
EDIT: Action shots from asinclairphotos.dotphoto.com