I was optimistic going into this walk, I was hoping I could finish the walk in an hour maybe less, well that WAS the plan but as plans go, well, we can always plan but many a times things don't go as planned. The day of the run came, it was May the 1st and I was ready...sort of.
The turnout for the Super Hero Rat Race this year was really good. There were a lot of "working heroes" that day. I was at the back of the pack, trying to take a few pictures. Overall I would say the response to the Super Hero Rat Race was very good this year. It was a fund raising run as well in aid of SOS Kids, so it was good to see so many people supporting this event.
www.facebook.com/Fat.Old.Man.Running or you can visit his blog http://yamiska.blogspot.com/ and the Ninja warrior next to him is Nasa. Both are my dear friends who have encouraged me to be more active. If you're wondering why they're in costume, well participants could come dressed as any super hero. I just wore the T Shirt they provided.
With my new pair of Brooks Shoes, I was ready to try again. This time I wouldn't be alone as I would have an experienced Marathoner with me, yeah my friend Yahya said he was going to walk the whole 5 kilometers despite the fact he was fasting. Well I joined him and hoped that I would be able to make it to the finish line this time. Well, as luck would have it, I managed to go for at least 2 kilometers before my legs started hurting again but this time it wasn't as bad. This time the pain was bearable and my new shoes were holding up pretty well. I thought to myself, there's only 3 kilometers left to go, so with Yahya leading the way, we walked to the finish line.
Thanks for dropping by and reading about my misadventures on my Long Walk.