This morning was the 3rd Annual Run Like Hell 5k at the Oakland Cemetary.
It isn’t fancy, so the times aren’t exact, but I crossed the like at exactly 53 minutes and 0 seconds, on the nose. Â In fact, seeing the time tick toward 53 is what caused me to actually run across the finish instead of continuing to walk.
53 minutes is a decent time. Â Not a good time. Â Definitely not a great time. Â It also happens to be roughly half my Peachtree Road Race, a 10k, time from July. Â So, despite making little effort to train or exercise in the past few months, I haven’t backslid any.
I do want to bring down my time for next July, so today is the kicking off point of trying to get back into exercising. Â No. Â Forget the trying, I am back to exercising.
Anyway, I had a great time, and as you can see from the picture I ran dressed as Charlie Brown’s Evil Twin. Â Really, that’s what makes the Run Like Hell a fun run: the costumes. Â Batman, Supergirl, people with blue hair, painted faces, tutus and all manner of different things. Â I look forward to next year.