Thursday, October 30, 2008

I missed!

I didn't run in this month's noontime Tidal Basin 3K race for the first time since September 2006. Back then I was out in California to run the Inaugural Disneyland Half-Marathon and see baseball games in three different baseball parks (Padres, Dodgers and A's). This month I had to file a case in Tampa for my agency. Sometimes work intrudes upon running. Don't you just hate it when that happens?

When I returned I jogged down to the Tidal Basin and lined up. 14:05 (7:33) later I was back, having completed my virtual race. Heh, heh, I beat my doppelganger Peter, who ran in the actual race, and he doesn't even know it.

Before I missed this month's actual race, I had run in 89 of the last 98 of these monthly races. So, how do I count this virtual race? Runners aren't obsessive, oh no.

4 comments:

Rainmaker said...

Bummer - I wanted to run it as well. It's now on my calendar though - I'm ready for next time.

ShirleyPerly said...

Well done running on your own! Of course, we can't say that you really won since you were not running in the same race as the other Peter and he did get to the finish line first ...

Makita said...

I think you can count it having participated but not as a win. Right? Kudos to you for doing it on your own! :)

peter said...

Good point, Shirley, Peter crossed the line first (by several days) so he won even though I had a better time (by several seconds). Good point Makita, it counts for participation but not for placement. Don't us runners keep all kinds of lists!