|start of the race|
|passed the old man and gunning for the finish|
taking a laid-back approach to a race was weird, but definitely fun. a local college baseball team had been recruited to stop traffic at the intersections and unlike many volunteers i've encountered, these guys cheered for the runners/walkers, even the back of the packers like us. it was cool to see people sticking around and cheering for the slower runners/walkers, and to (truly) realize how it's possible to enter races for fun. i didn't even feel like i was missing out on anything when they announced the overall and age group winners. don't worry, there's definitely still a competitive monster inside, i'm just learning how to put it in time-out every now and then.