2017 Races

ABC7 Gibbons 3K:  6/15/17
​We were in Chicago for a pipeband competition on the 17th.  I found this race, a 5K and 3K raising funds for Leukemia research.  Ed ran the 5K and I did the 3K.  We had already walked close to 10 miles by the start of the race, and the 6:30pm start time was warm and in the sun.  It was a nice course although I almost got taken out by a bike.  Some of the sidewalk seemed more like an obstacle course than a safe running surface.  This was a great race overall though and a nice way to enjoy our first day in Chicago.

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Boulder Rez 5K:  6/4/17
​This event was more of a stroll than a race for me.  The altitude in Boulder was a challenge just walking around the town.  I could feel the difference and had to wear my supplemental oxygen 24/7 while out there.


I did debate on moving from the 5K to the 10K.  I probably would have been fine with the 10K and even with a slow walking pace would have finished well before the cutoff time.  I decided the 5K was the smarter option.

The reservior was beautiful, with snow capped mountains in the background.  This race was my 12th new state.

One of the best parts of this trip was the Run The Year people I met including those that make Run the Year possible.
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