Today's blog post comes to us courtesy of guest blogger John Piekos, writing from the island of Martha's Vineyard, home to many an E Streeter running milestone this new millennium.
Take it away, John:
Historians may remember that two years ago, Karen won her age group in this storied race. This year, though, we were unaware of when the race actually was! Due to "Park Here for 5K" signs, we realized at 8 a.m. that the race was happening, and started at 9 a.m.! Unphased, we rushed to the start, with Karen running from our house to the start, a robust 1.2 mile workout, while I biked ahead to register.
The 5K was flat and fast, with people running on the bike path and road. Karen took the early lead over John, who came out of running retirement (Read: injury, out of shape, gone fishing) for the event.
It was a hot one as turned the final corner on the dirt road finish.
John and Karen posted for a post-finish picture n front of the famous Jabberwocky Bus.
Karen placed second in her age group, with a sub 26:00 performance. Unfortunately, the registration process was a nightmare (wifi failed, paper registrations delayed results) and she does not yet appear in the official results. Miraculously, I broke 30 minutes. All in all a great day for a great run and a great cause.
And with that, we leave you with the words of the Jabberwocky himself, via Lewis Carroll!