Just hum it to yourself, it will make this post so much more inspiring.
This morning I ran in my first race since the Army Ten Miler last year. It was just a 5K, and I had the privilege of running with a friend here who is a new runner. This was his very first road race, and he was going to do it all by himself and at the spur of the moment I told him I would go with him. I’ve run with a few other people who were first timers and it’s fun to cheer them on. Besides, I am of the opinion that no one should run their first race alone, it’s so much easier to keep going when you have someone with you.
I was wondering what on earth I was thinking when my toes were numb at the starting line, but it was a beautiful route, along the river here. Times like those I wish we had one of those tiny point and shoot cameras to stash in my pocket. I think that is when I enjoy racing the most — when I’m shape enough that I can just cruise along, it’s a pretty day and I’m focusing on someone else finishing well, not me.
My friend did great and I think he’s hooked, he’s already talking about the next one.