Race for the Cure & the Corvette

I participated this past Saturday in the Race for the Cure 5k at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. First 5k I’ve competed in for a long time, and it was fun. No grueling 2 plus hour race, no transitions, no bike, no swim, it was nice and simple. Turned out to be just about a perfect day and I always enjoy the campus of Saint Mary’s. I ran the first mile with a friend of mine’s 12 year old son Peter Davis. I’ve ridden with his father Bill for more years than I can remember, and rarely ever can stay on his wheel. It was no wonder Peter was a chip off the block, so despite being 12, he did a nice job of setting the pace. I didn’t check the first mile split but it was somewhere around 6:20 or so. Passed the two mile split in 13 minutes flat. Final finishing time as 20 minutes 16 seconds.

Fun to see friends out there I had run with, or had known for a long time. This will give me a nice goal this fall and winter to break 20 minutes again, so I can at least say I can still break 20 minutes in my 50’s. Back when I turned 40 I ran a 5k on my birthday and ran something around 18:30. Not likely to get that back, but who can say. In my mid 30’s my PR was 17:17. A solid minute faster per mile than I’m running now.

Probably the most interesting site my eyes laid on for the day was two ladies getting ready to driving home after the event. I noticed on the license plate they had the Breast Cancer survivor plate, and they were wearing the pink shirts of survivors. They were also driving a white corvette convertible that was just downright sharp. Reminded me of Ecclesiastes 11:8-9

However many years a man may live, let him enjoy them all. But let him remember the days of darkness, for they will be many. Everything to come is meaningless.

Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you to judgment.

So as long as it doesn’t cause you to sin, run like the wind and drive that Corvette baby!
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