2005 Drinks to date:..100.....Miles: 127
It was just a 5K, but it was painfully chilly and the main motivation to run a fast time was just to get the damn thing over with. I was pretty sure I had a good chance of getting an age-group prize, but damn, it was miserable waiting around in the cold for the results to be posted. The trophy itself was not the most attractive piece of metal I've ever seen, but it was kind of fun carrying it around afterwards as the official 7th place finisher, women's age-group 30-39. The local Irish pub, Coogans, sponsored a raucous party afterwards with free food and more importantly, free Guinness, and all the local politicians showed up to make the rounds. I shook hands with Rep. Charles Rangel and I have a little crush now on State Senator Eric Schneiderman. I'd been a little jealous of the young kids who got hugs from firemen as they finished their races, but in the end, I managed to connive a goodbye kiss out of a young Bronx firefighter named Freddy. Oh yeah, and my time for the race was 20:40. Not stellar, but it was a hilly course, so I'm reasonably satisfied with that.