It is probably about 10 years since I actually ran it - yes that was back in the day, when I could still run. Youngest had decided earlier this summer that this was something she wanted to do, and with her long distance skills, this was just a good warmup. Her and her friend Jess, decided to run it together, and with me as the designated driver, I was up for walking it.
|Jess and Schmooie|
You had a choice of 5 or 10 kilometers (repeating the route twice). It seemed that most of the turnout were the tried and true athletes of the city, so I was expecting most would do the 10 km. I was wrong, besides the girls and myself, there was only a handful of others on the second lap. Everybody else seemed satisfied that 5 K was the extent of their efforts.
|TISS track - about to start.|
From what I hear on the radio, 230 people raised about $18,000, toward cancer research from our particular run. Organizers felt this was a good success. My feeling was that 230 people represents about 1% of the population in our town, half that if you consider the outlying areas. Since virtually everyone will be touched by cancer is their lives, whether personally or a loved one, I have to wonder about people's commitment to this very worthy cause.
Anyway, I had a pleasant walk and felt good about my contribution toward helping to beat cancer.
And that is about all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.