Friday, June 01, 2007

I Was Running

Today marks my triumphant return to competitive running, so you won't have to concern yourself with this now. And by "competitive," I mean "running towards a finish line clock with a large group of people." It's the Harbortown 5k. It's only 3.1 miles, not a big deal, but a year ago at this time, after back surgery to remove a ruptured disk, I never thought I'd be doing anything like this again. Yet here I am with a one-inch scar on my back and a partially numb right foot. I have no designs to win, of course, but am hoping merely to finish. To finish within 35 minutes, 38 at the most. Regardless, I've put 40 minutes worth of music on the iShuffle, so I can't go over that. So I suppose my real goal is to cross the finish line before the music runs out, and before Click, who is running it with me. It should be a lot of fun either way, with friends and family out for a festive evening on the river to cheer me and all the other runners on. Thanks in advance to all of you.