Sunday, September 27, 2009

Renaissance Run & What's Important


Today I ran 16 miles at lake Hefner, and in a couple hours I'm going to go run 6 easy miles in my Vibram Five Fingers. I promise a report soon, but I feel that I don't have enough experience yet with only about 25 miles on them.
I ran the Renaissance Run yesterday. This was my first major race of my running career. Up until I ran this race 4 years ago, I ran little small town races of usually less than 50 people. It is very well run but a bit hilly. However, I always seem to do well here. I ran it in 21:08 and that was good enough for 1st place in age group. Even though there were two other races in the area, there were over 300 people in this one.
My son and grand daughter spent the last two nights here with me. As I was getting ready for my race first my son then his daughter climbed into my bed. As I was leaving my bedroom to head out for the race, my grand daughter said "pa pa, come here." She hugged me and said "have a good race." Then she laid down and went back to sleep. That's what's important.

5 comments:

Charlie said...

driving north on the Hefner raceway today, saw you out running. Looking at your log, I don't know how you get the mileage you do without injury. You must have the natural gift. keep it up man, one month til the 24 hour.

Kevin said...

Dude, that is precious, absolutely precious.

Just_because_today said...

I love my kids join me in bed, it is such a precious feeling.
You are a loved grandpa.

Willie said...

That girl has you wrapped around her finger! Guess that's not so bad. Nice race, see ya Sunday.

DawnB said...

beautiful