BUT, my inner voice beckoned ... "you did sign up for another marathon in 12 weeks ... so why not? It's just a teensy little 5K."
My inner voice won and I decided to give it a whirl.
I drove down to Pioneer Park and registered all three of us for the 5K. Whatcom County Fire District 7 firefighters put the race together and were busy trying to get the fire engines in place with the American Flag flying high.
It was sunny and warm already and I wasn't particularly nervous, I just wanted to "see" how I would do. More and more people started to arrive. By the time the race was underway, a little over 200 were registered and ready to race. No chip timing, just a clock on one of the engines was displayed.
|The start of the race, I positioned myself far right on the road (far left as your looking at the picture) and my son was next to me. I think he hung on for about 200 yards or so.|
|Ferndale City streets were lined with American Flags|
|Slight uphill the first 1/2 mile up Main St.|
|Only two runners ahead of me at this point|
|Sprint to the finish and #105 passed me at the end. 4th overall.|
|Little American Flags were passed out at the finish|
|1st place Female! Armando was 2nd place overall.|
|Spencer and Dean finish strong ... Spencer was pooped!|
All in all, a great race! Although I would have really liked an official time for the books. I'll take the win nonetheless and be thankful my legs remembered how to race. And hey, I won a pair of SuperFeet!