It was one of those cloudy, cold, dreary, damp days when you just want to stay in bed. But with a sheet full of #run3rd dedications to put in my back pocket, I was motivated to get up, get dressed, get a photo and head out for the Run for the Red 5K in support of the local Red Cross chapter.
Now when I say it was damp, I mean VERY damp. Recent downpours caused flooding near the original start location for the race, so it was moved further north along the Black River to the appropriately named Steel Mill Trail. (The race was sponsored by US Steel.)
|That's not a pond, that's standing water in the woods!|
|The swollen and muddy Black River.|
I ran the last hundred yards or so, and was thrilled when I saw the time on the clock. My official time was 47:33, a good 2 minutes off my first timed 5K six months earlier. It was good enough to win me a third place ribbon for my age group! As you can tell, that made me happy, despite the fact that my nose was frozen!
Just received this letter!