The first race was the Boston Trail 5k. I was not really in to it. The weather was pretty nice and there were a lot of people there. I started out like I had never quit running. I burned out fast. I figured this was going to be a 25 minute 5k. Each mile was harder to finish and took more time. I was not trying hard enough. I finished in 33rd place with a time of 24:01. That is better than 25, right?
I really would have liked to do the half marathon at this race, but there was no way I could have done it in the shape I was in.
I registered the week before, so I didn't get a shirt.