We didn’t do much on Friday night. I made some pasta and we watched a little TV. That pretty much sums it up.
Saturday we got up at 6 to get ready for the race. We met up with Todd out in Kearney and sooner than later we were on the start line ready to run. There were only a hundred or so people total, and most were running the 5K. I know for a fact that there were only 26 people running the 10K. We started off pretty fast, the first mile took about eight minutes to finish. I think it was the downhill start or the fast 5K runners who caused this. Of course we slowed down and in the end we finished with a time of 52:20. I was really happy with this performance, especially since my goals were to finish and if possible to finish under an hour.
We attended the awards ceremony. Kim got first in her age bracket, the only female runner between the ages of 25 and 29. I got second in my bracket, aka last place for ages 25 through 29. Todd didn’t place, somehow the majority of runners were all around his age and fast. I think we were all happy that we finished though!
From there we watched a little bit of the parade with Doni and then headed out to the festival grounds to see what was cooking. The “Triple Fat Back” BBQ team were putting the finishing touches on their competition meat. We were there to help sample the leftovers. I had both the turkey and chicken that Todd cooked and they were both very tasty! I believe that Phil’s brisket won
second third place, so it seems that these guys are ready for the real competition in a couple of weeks, the American Royal.
Kim and I left before the cooking was done because we had to get back to our place for a little party we were throwing. We had all of the regulars over along with my friends Steve Christy and Courtney. Joel and Amanda brought over most of the food, which Mike and I grilled up for everyone. From there most of us partied along the Falldo Waldo Crawldo (noisy site) route for a few hours. It was a great time and most of us even made it to all six bars.
Sunday was a lazy day for us. We were supposed to participate in the Walk to D’Feet ALS but someone had a “stomach bug” that prevented that from happening. Thanks to my parents though I was able to raise a little bit of money for the cause. The majority of the day we were on the couch watching TV, recovering from the run and party the day before.
One thing that really sucks happened over the weekend. My favorite local radio station, 97.3 The Planet changed formats and is now Max FM. Somehow The Planet had the lowest ratings in the city and I guess they were forced into this. I’m not sure what I’ll do in my car now, perhaps I should start looking into satellite radio.