While I keep trying to see things in a positive light, there are some realities you can't overlook. I'll never win a medal for being a top finisher.
I sometimes think I'll just have to keep running until I reach the top age tiers. But as I continue to see 70-year-olds and 80-year-old beat my time, I don't think that'll work either.
So my race for bling will have to come in another form - costumes.
To be honest, those aren't great odds either. I've never even won first place at my workplace Halloween contest.
But I tried last year at the Pharr St. Patrick's Day 5K. I thought I had a good chance, but due to a serious of events (which included an accident at a gas pump), I had to leave early, so I didn't get to stay for the awards ceremony. *sigh*
I also lost my bow tie.
Selfish dreams of costume kudos aside, I was fond of the race and plan to attend again this year. I just wish donut shops weren't always on the route. That's just teasing.
I learned there's another St. Patrick's Day race closer to me, but I'll stick with Pharr this year. The race is very affordable. Everyone was very friendly last year. I even got an email personally inviting to it. (Awesome.)
Wish me luck.
Also, you can click here to see photos from last's year 5K.
Former high school water girl (really) finally running.