I just walked in the door after being in Ashland for their annual half marathon. It was nice to see so many post-Covid runners out there again.
And the fields were amazing.
This makes half number 42 for me.
If the above leads you to conclude that I am a running expert, that would be a false assumption. No one lacks an aptitude for running like me. Thankfully, running is a sport you can be bad at and still participate in. I'm even worse at cycling. But as bad as I am at both sports, I keep on doing them because I enjoy them. To make things worse, I'm a competitive kind of guy who tries as hard as he can. That may come as a shock to bystanders, but it's true. As you know, my kids got me into running, so it's all their fault. There is no way of getting out of this. So might as well race, eh?
Oh, I did get a lot of cheers at the finish line. Who do they think I am -- an old guy?