I'll be honest I had some reservations about running in the Oly Trot this year.
Most of them just had to do with my ego.
I've been running slower than I became accustom to last year and I just wasn't sure that I would do that well.
I mean I had my record to uphold!
Somehow I've managed to place in my age group the last two years (the race started in 2010) and I felt it was unlikely that I would be able to do it again.
The first year he weather was HORRIBLE. It had snowed a couple of days earlier and everything was slushy, icy and COLD so I figure people stayed at home. I got 2nd in my age division
Last year the weather was a little damp but, it's the Pacific Northwest so plenty of people showed up! I ran a whole minute per mile faster than the first year. I got 3rd in my age division.
I admit it I'm shallow. I didn't want to TRY and get a medal and then not- that would suck. I also just didn't think I could run as fast as I did last year.
I was right.
BUT last year I didn't have a little 3 year old boy cheering for me!
He was adorable! In his little boy voice he was yelling out "Lady in the green shirt, you're going to get a medal!"
I didn't think he was right, but I did run a little faster:)
And guess what! I did get a medal! I managed to keep my streak alive and placed 3rd in my age division. So thanks little boy for cheering for me:)