I did a 5K last night with my running buddy, Jen - she ran, I walked. It was a fun race. All the swag bags had glow sticks and a blinking bracelet, so all the runners and walkers were lit up nicely in the dark. It was in a small town and there were at least 200 people taking part. Pretty good turnout for a first event. The course was a little dark in spots, probably a little sketchy for a fast runner but not much of a problem at my pace. Awards were given for the first place male and female runners, and the first place male and female walkers. I was the fastest male walker, hence the medal in the photo. I might have been fastest walker overall. Not bad for a guy whose training has consisted mostly of painting his house. Of course I'm a little sore this morning but it's worth it. Before the race started they had already raised $4000 for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis and they were having an after race party at a local business that had a $5.00 cover charge, that money going to Riley's as well.
Nice night to be out getting some exercise, good company, good cause, and a medal. Can't beat it.