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Right Foot, Left Foot

This morning, our family ran in the Springtime Tallahassee 5K. Our first family race was the Turkey Trot last Thanksgiving, for which we had dutifully completed the Couch to 5K program in preparation. Today’s run was more of just gutting it out. I’ve been trying to climb back up onto the running bandwagon with at least a couple of runs a week. Not. Enough.

We made it through the race in 34:30, not too far off from our Turkey Trot time (on a much hillier course in much higher humidity). I am so proud of my wife for working do hard at something that she wouldn’t otherwise choose to do (unless chased by a bear, according to her).

Here’s the real motivation. While I’ve never been fast, I want to show my son that he can do anything he sets his mind to. This spring is the big push for local races, and I think I’ll put my name in for a few of them. I’d love to get my 5K time under 30:00 again. Well, I’d REALLY like to get it back to the low 20:00 range like way back in high school. That was a number of years (and a number of pounds) ago.

So, hopefully, I will have some posts in the coming weeks about all this running fun. If nothing else, I’ll get plenty more time pushing this guy around.

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