Today I ran a 5K “Fun Run” organised by Microsoft on the business park I work on. The event was in aid of the NSPCC. I’d heard there was a prize for best costume, and I figured a caveman costume gave me a good excuse to run it barefoot.
I didn’t win the best costume prize, but I did win the “Most Creative Way of Completing the Course” award, and got a nice calf massage afterwards from a nice Microsoft Wellness lady :-)
Followed up with SOSSIDGES. A modern persistence hunt. I ran them down until they threw themselves from the barbecue into my mouth!
Hannah, Oscar and Paula came along to watch, and I met Colin‘s lovely wife, who came to check out whether I was keeping my word :-)
It was a lot of fun. The stoney bits were challenging but I coped with them OK and finished pretty strong. No idea about my time, because I didn’t remember to time myself. Hardly world-beating ( a lot slower than the “winning” time of something under 19 minutes ), but it felt faster than the 3-mile run in March.
UPDATE: I should mention the excellent response I got for both the costume and the bare feet. Lots of encouragement, clapping and whooping and “amusing” comments. My favourite, heard a couple of times from different people “it’s depressing when you’re overtaken by a barefoot caveman”. *grin*
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