Despite the injury I’ve been recovering from; despite running a 5K earlier in the morning as part of my weekly group training; despite being dressed up in an apron and donning red braids and a plastic cap, I ran like hell on Halloween during a local 5K race: 27:46.
[Serious runners, please stop laughing. Everyone else, bow in awe.]
Since it was a fun run, I also placed higher than I ever will again: 2nd in my age group (and in my town, mine is quite the competitive age group), 41st overall (out of 150+ runners).
Not bad for an old hag!
[Correction Nov 11, 2009: It seems I HAVE run a faster 5K recently: s recently as June I ran a 26:06 3.1 mile race. Great. Now THAT’S my goal for the turkeyday run.]