from mile to marathon

The journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

good morning, America

Yesterday, the 4th of July, I ran in a 5K race, my first one ever. The spirits were high, the sunrise beautiful, the morning cool and glorious. I placed third in my age group. I didn’t ask how many women were in my age group, for fear of finding out there were only three. But I was pleased with my mediocre time of 29:32 minutes for the simple reason that the best I had ever achieved before was 32 on the treadmill. It didn’t matter too much that the bulk of the contingent was way before me, or that I almost gave out on the course for lack of oxygen and stamina. The official photographer of the event (Scott of was kind to notice me on the website and establish a link to my blog. Go to, and return to me in circumnavigation, as Lewis Thomas once said about the jubilant song of the humpback whales. It was good day to run.


At 8:30 PM, Anonymous Sue said...

That's so great Lia. I love that you were interviewed for the other website. Way to go!



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