today i ran my second 5k and i loved it. the race was the baton rouge zoo’s “zoorun”. this means that we ran through the zoo for the race. that would have been really cool because i could have watched all the animals except for the fact that after the first half-mile i couldn’t focus on anything other than breathing. the animals might have been doing acrobatics in their cages and i wouldn’t have noticed. in fact, the monkies could have slung poo at me and i probably wouldn’t have cared. i was too busy panting. anyhow, i finished the race and improved my 5k personal best to 28:28.
the other fun part was that adam and noah enjoyed last week’s run so much that they decided that they wanted to be a part of it. so me and the boys ran the 1/2 mile fun run before the 5k. they were great and they are now talking about running longer races.
my next step is to try a 10k and then a half-marathon. the problem is that all the half-marathon’s in the area are coming up sooner than the 10ks. this means it will probably be january before i can run a 10k and then the next half-marathon after that is february 4th. i don’t believe i can be ready for a half-marathon that soon after training to reach the 10k comfortably.
btw, pam hates the gold shirt and green pants that i wore today. i didn’t know this before the race and in fact i thought she would probably like it because i would be easy to see. yet i was wrong. she said it made me look as if i was on some tasteless running teams, which i probably am without knowing it.