I’d gotten wind of this race somewhere along the way, watching for interesting virtual races. An outfit in Utah, Geek’d Out Running Club, put it on, and they seem to have a lot of these science fiction themed races, this one being Doctor Who themed.. In fact, this race also has a “in person” event this weekend in/near Salt Lake City. I signed up for this, thinking that this weekend was a pretty quiet one for me. However…
This morning, I kinda didn’t wanna get up.
Darla had an outpatient knee procedure yesterday, and I took both yesterday and today off to help her out. I slept just a little bit late yesterday, and when sunrise came this morning, I tried hard to kick it to the curb. However, I’m just a bug compared to the Sun, so it won, and I got up, pulled on my running duds, and went out.
It was hot yet again this morning in Da Lou. This past Sunday, my race started at 48° in the sun. This morning, it was 75°, cloudy, and ohhh so muggy. Not great conditions for this running dude.
However, I drove up to the Greenway, and put my happy face on the morning. And it really ended up being a pretty good trek. I kept it slow, knowing that the heat can debilitate me pretty quickly if I’m not respectful of it. And I put a carrot at the end of my stick…
I’d gotten a couple of offers from Starbucks, one for a free drink, and another for a free breakfast sammich. Conveniently, my 5K course ends at their door, so that worked really well. I picked up a bacon-egg-cheese croissant and a Frappucino, sat outside, and had a nice little reward for morning well-started!
This race benefitted the American Childhood Cancer Organization.