Saturday, June 08, 2013

Am I a runner now?

Number 401 is ready to run.
My daughter signed me up for the Brooklyn Pride LGBT 5K Run and I did it today - does that make me a runner, officially?

I said completed, not did well. I actually ran more than I thought I would - I alternated walking and running. But unfortunately my right hip has been hurting for a month now, and while I did recently start physical therapy for it, I really felt it by the last quarter of the race. At that point I gave up any pretense of running and just limped along to the finish line. But at least I wasn't dead last. I finished before twenty other people.

Also, they didn't actually check if you were LGBT and I doubt I was the only straight person there, so technically it was an LGBTS race.