Running Update

I promised you a running update and here it is.  Over the weekend, I finished the first leg of the Louisville Triple Crown of Running, the Anthem 5K, with an official time of 31:03 which I was pretty happy with.  I would’ve loved to have been under 30 minutes, but it was just not in the cards for me.  Now, I’m looking forward to the second leg, the Rodes 10K, which will be in 2 weeks.  Plus, the weather seems to be getting better which bodes well for my conditioning.


As you can see from the image, I’m west of St. Louis at this point.  I can’t believe that it has been since January that I posted an update.  Shame on me!  Still…I’ve gone quite a distance in that time.  And, I’m very excited about the possibilities of finishing this up by the goal date of June 3.  What you may not be able to see from the image is that I’m very near Meramec State Park.  The park is a monument to the ingenuity of the Civilian Conservation Corps who constructed most of its trails, shelters, and other facilities.  The park also boasts Fisher Cave as a major attraction.

You might also notice from the elevation chart that I’m beginning to climb out of the Mississippi River Valley which is exciting.  I mean, it’s exciting mentally…physically, I’m not climbing out of anything.  As a matter of fact, most of these miles have been run on flat ground anyway.  

See you in the funny papers!

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