Friday was my 50th birthday and Saturday morning was my first 10k of the season. Perfect timing. I got to compete in the 50-54 year old division. My first goal was to break 50 minutes and my second was to break 49 minutes. I got close to the second with a 49:17. The race was the Oak Apple Run in downtown Royal Oak, MI. A well organized race in its 32nd year. I’ve probably run it 25 times including the first one – and I have the 32 year old t-shirt to prove it. I would have worn it this year but it apparently shrunk a little over the years.
It feels great to still be running after all these years. I pray that God will keep me healthy to run for many years to come.