I was reading a running blog: Running...Because I Can. It is his 33rd birthday today so he shared 33 thoughts of running. I was shocked to read that this runner came in last in high school track events. He is a serious runner; a marathoner, and he wasn't good at track. I WAS THE SAME WAY. I was a part of the "slow distance" team. I often got lapped in the 2-mile. Now, when I run a race in my hometown, my old track coach sees me and is shocked. I not only run well, but I don't come in last.
I am one of those runners who hates people who wear the race shirt to the race. Rookie #1 mistake. Always wear something you are comfortable in. Everyone knows the name of the race; they are running it, too!
He also always runs races in VA, which made me think about where all I have run. Wisconsin (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (3). I will be running in the Whiskey Rebellion in a week, so PA will have 4, and Ohio will have 3 after I run the Cbus 1/2 in October. Now, time to find a race in Illinois!