This four mile walk (each year I run about a total of about....hmmmm...six minutes) allows for great scenery, camaraderie and a chance to see young families working together. Many young Moms and Dads are running along side children of all ages. Very cool. (Makes me wish I had exercised with my kids rather than just watching from the sidelines! I truly was the athletic supporter rather than the athlete!)
Now, while we weren't running a race, I do have to mention that one woman in particular put us to shame. She ran past us right at the top of the bridge. She was about 60 years old (or older)....and....blind. Yes, it's true, we were moving so slow that a legally blind senior passed us. She is my hero. She ran while putting her hand on the divider and holding her white cane. A runner in front of her cleared the path.
We finished the four miles in one hour and 7 minutes. The fastest woman in my age group (45-49) ran it in 26 minutes. I'm OK with this. Maybe next year I'll try running...in a very short running skirt...with a blindfold. I better start training now. Anyone up for a run?
Love to you all!