Judging by my emails, a number of people were understandably under the impression that I was running the 10k this weekend.
It didn’t happen. It was supposed to be a family affair, but my dad got sidelined by a back injury in the fall. I’m not sure what happened to Alex’s plans to run. Mike was going to start training on February 1st if it looked like everybody else was serious about it. I fell by the wayside in April because my left leg developed a profound aching from hip to ankle whenever I ran more than five or ten minutes.
I’m still running, just not often enough to make any progress or to take race training seriously. I’m doing about 3k once a week, and I’m alternating running and walking for the last kilometer. I’m going to make an appointment at the Chinese Ditda to see if they can put the zoom back in Zoom. Wish me luck.
I did show up for the 10k though, and watched as thousands of other people ran it or walked it. Here are a few pictures:
That was last night. Today I watched the Marathon from start to finish and I’m so exhausted I can barely blog. I’ll post the pix later. Congratulations to everybody who participated in National Capital Race Weekend over the last few days – you were all pretty spectacular.