Get Your Rear in Gear 5K

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K

Yesterday Erica, the Hanson-Ryders, Shannon, Johnny and Anne (and Violet) Knight, and I all ran or walked in the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K which benefits colon cancer research—a topic close to our hearts. We went to the first running of the race in the Chicago area last year out in Tinley Park and it was a pretty boring course. This year was in Oak Park and was a delightful run through a cute neighborhood.

Sometime between when we signed up and yesterday, the start time of the race moved up a half hour, so we actually got there just as the race was starting. We hadn't picked up our shirts and all, so I ended up running that all back to the car, and then running back just as the walkers were starting and working my way past all of them to catch up with our little crew (so that's the extra mile on my robot shoes):

The shoes say I ran 4.01 mi on 5/23/2010 at 8:32 AM with a pace of 11'28"/mi.

I've worn an ankle brace for the last two runs, because I've been experiencing some ankle pain ever since my stupidity after the Race to Wrigley. I'm happy to report that I had no ankle pain on either of these runs. Instead my heel and arch are killing me. Oy vey. So I'm really looking forward to that 10 miler this weekend.

Official results:

Time: 36:51
Pace: 11:54
Overall place: 209 / 280
Place in sex: 96 / 112
Place in division (M, 40-44): 20/21