Was That My Name They Announced??
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Well I ran my 2nd 5K on Saturday Morning! It was humid (85%) and questioned myself somewhat while I was warming up on the reasons I signed up for the race knowing full well that it would be hot!! We got our t-shirts and bag and headed for the car to drop off and to pin my number on! My daughter laughed when she looked at hers to pin on and her age listed as 14 instead 19, mine read 49 year old male! Oh well with a name like Rose Thomas I guess someone could mix it up as Thomas Rose! I was ready, I knew this route well, but from my car and not from running it! It was an out and back course so I got to see the fast runners as they passed me still heading to the turn around! My first miles pace was 12:40 faster than I normally run. I tried to keep pace with another runner who was just ahead of me! The last mile was hot and I was glad to see the finish line when I did! I crossed over smiling to see I cut 2 minutes and some seconds off my first race time!! 42:12! As we stood around drinking our water and chatting with a few other runners they were ready to announce the winners! I love hearing the names as they approach the table and get that special medal! Each age category was announced .The 44-49 year old male division was next, my ears perked up since that is my age and might even know the winners! Imagine my surprise when Thomas Rose with my address was announced! My daughter and I just looked at each other and burst out laughing! I made my way to the table after the last medal was handed out and tried to explain to the volunteers much as I would like a medal with the time I had and since I don't think I qualify as a male runner I felt it should go to the REAL 3rd place winner!! We laughed the whole way home! A race with a 42:12 time great for me but even sweeter when I heard my name!! May not ever happen again!!