All in all it was a great race and I actually enjoyed the quickness of it and the fun atmosphere. I'm thinking about squeezing in a few more 5K's this summer before the Runner's World Half in October. My sister just signed up for a summer training program and will be running her first 5K in the fall and I couldn't be more excited! I'm hoping to do a race with her when she completes her program. Ok now for some pics:
Post race - sweaty and smiling :)
Me, One of our trainees Ashley, and Wendy another great coach
After the race, I came home and settled in for an evening of Supermoon and Sky Wire. Let me explain.
I am kind of an astronomy nerd so I was excited that yesterday was supposed to be the biggest and brightest moon of the year. It certainly was beautiful last night but it wasn't one of those low hanging giant orange moons that we sometimes get in the fall that look like they're right out of a movie (Harvest moon maybe?). So I came back inside and mentally prepared for this madness:
Did anyone else tune in to the Discovery Channel last night for Sky Wire Live?! Nik Wallenda is a professional wire walker who decided he was going to walk across the Grand Canyon yesterday with no safety net and no tether. I have to admit this was incredibly hard to watch. I was simultaneously watching, tweeting about this (the tweets last night were hilarious), texting with my sister and sweating like a maniac. I just can't wrap my head around someone's desire and ability to do something like this. It is completely beyond my comprehension. However, just because I don't understand it, doesn't necessarily make it wrong. I mean if this guy is truly living out his God given talent and purpose on earth who I am or anyone else to say that it's irresponsible or crazy? I do have issues with him having children and having them watch this, but by all accounts it appears that this is truly what this man was meant to do and I don't think he could stop even if he wanted to. It seems like wire walking is in his DNA?! In any case, it made me think that if we all tapped into our truest selves and discovered what we were put here to do, we could all achieve things that seem impossible. This wire walking is extreme, but weren't the worlds greatest inventors, writers, artists, scientists, etc considered crazy or extremist as well? I guess if we have the courage to tap into our weirdness some pretty great things can come of it. Whatever you think of this guy, you have to admit he has great courage to follow his dreams.
*Fun fact - Nik Wallenda performed in Baltimore last summer! He walked on a wire strung across the Inner Harbor to celebrate the opening of Ripley's Believe it or Not down here. I didn't get to see him live because I was working, but I did have a view of the crowd outside my office! You can read the article here.
My questions for you today:
When was your last race and what distance was it? Do you enjoy 5K's?
Did you watch Sky Wire last night? What are your thoughts?