I’m running a 5k today

by Aaron

Today, I’m running in a 5k road race for the Somerville Homeless Coalition, a non-profit that provides services to Somerville’s “homeless, near-homeless, and working poor”.

I was never a runner in high school or college and I didn’t really train for the race. I’m doing it partly because of the cause, but it’s also because I want to prove to myself I can still run a 5k ;) Sometimes you need to just go out and do things like that. Like a retired baseball player may go out and play in the old timer’s game and know that he’s “still got it”. It’s a great personal motivator.

If there’s something you used to do but haven’t in a while, I implore you to try doing it again. It could be fun :)

Update: I ran it in 26:57 with an 8:42 pace!

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3 Responses to “I’m running a 5k today”

  1. Laura on October 10th, 2007 12:15 am

    Congrats!!! I was taking my math gres while you were running that crazy race. I almost would’ve rather been running… almost.

  2. aaron on October 10th, 2007 12:45 am

    Trust me, you had the better deal. At least the pain from your gres is over with now. I’m still in pain ;)

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