To celebrate Veteran’s Day, as well as help support Team RWB, I signed up to run two virtual 5Ks. The first one was for Team RWB San Diego, and the second was for Team RWB KC. As flag football playoffs were the same day, I knew I’d have to play Tetris with scheduling. I needed to get both 5Ks in before it got dark while not being tired for playoffs.
I had a chance to get the first 5K in (San Diego) before I left for the playoffs. I was tempted to try and get both in, but I realized there wasn’t enough time to do that, get a shower, and be ready by the time my ride came.
So instead I did just one (< 37m) and got ready. I got back from the playoffs (we started the day seeded 3rd and finished 3rd), and sat around for a few minutes to relax. As I looked at the clock, I had an 'oh ****' moment, as I saw it was 3:45 and it gets dark by 4:45 or so. I went and ran the 2nd 5K (KC), and it started to get dark as I was on the way back. I made it home safely, and the time was about 2 min slower because I had to walk more due to the dark. I had a great time doing these Virtual Veteran's Day runs, and look forward to doing them again in 2016. THANK YOU to ALL of the Verans and active duty personnel. And thank you to the San Diego and Kansas City chapters for putting these events together!