However, that being said. I have now decided the BEST way to celebrate New Years AND your birthday is a PR!!!! This was a fun 5K as well as an inspiring one. 3 nonagenarians raced this year. It is the first time in U.S history that 3 90 year olds have competed in a road race. It was very exciting the race director did an excellent job making a big deal out of this. My 2 favorite parts were when the Under-12 year olds presented these 3 men with their trophies and gifts. Super cool to see the way running transcends generations. The other favorite part was the family in front of us: 3 generations of runners, grandma got a trophy, granddaughter got a trophy and mom might have gotten a trophy (we had to leave), but she definitely ran too. Actually two of the granddaughters ran. One had just turned 13, the other was younger. I thought this was just awesome!
|My personal message to the crowd. Please, ignore the leftover swimmerback.|
|The girl in front of me just finished puking. It was HOT for January 1st!|
|Pre-race. No matter what the distance, I always look super nervous!|
|These 3 nonagenarians are first instance of this many 90-year-olds competing in a road race in the U.S. They were INSPIRING!!!|
|The Starting Line. See the girl in the purple shirt, she beat me out to take 3rd place. She's haunting me!!!|