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Pride Run-5K-47 Minutes

Which is fine, except I was planning to do the 10-K. It was clear pretty early on that the event was too small for me to schlump through a 10-K at my usual pace. The majority of the 10-Kers were passing me while I was only my second mile of the 5-K. I would have been out there nearly an hour all by myself and everyone might have been gone by the time I finished.

Also, the course was a double loop, so it was just too damn easy to stop at the end of the 5-K.

There was this one couple I wanted to beat, and we were trading the "lead" at the back of the pack for most of the 5-K. I started sprinting when I saw the balloons for the finish line, but I didn't know the course and it turned out there was this little bit extra we had to run before the balloons and I didn't have enough in the engine to keep sprinting and I pooped out and they beat me. Afterwards they came over and the woman thanked me for pushing them. Turns out she's training for the NY Marathon. Congratulations Susan & Victor. (Sorry I cut Victor's head off in the picture. Picspam is coming as soon as I get everything uploaded.)

At least one of the volunteers recognized John from my shirt and we did some Jack Harkness bonding. I was able to share the glad tidings of Torchwood Season 4, Bigger and Better.

This run was near the Polo Grounds on the South Side of Golden Gate Park which is considerable farther into the park than most of the runs I do, so I had to take the N-Judah all the way to 34th St. This meant we were pretty close to the ocean, but it was nowhere near as cold as I would have expected.

Came home, after a Safeway stop and hubby and I went out to brunch at Ebb and Flow. Damn that Crab Melt is insidious and you can't beat the Beatles music.

Now watching the US vs Ghana. Am I bad person for saying my favorite part is seeing Bill Clinton and Mick Jagger watching the game together?
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