i've run this race one other time, in the spring of 2015, where i ran 40:57. i figured i was in similar shape today (which would be not-much-shape), but i ended up feeling pretty good and i'm happy with the effort. it also gives me a future goal to run a sub-40 10k again. lol jk
it was a beautiful, sunny day, as opposed to last time when it was mud raining and i was shamefully wearing a wet beanie. james managed to run this race four years in a row, and he has won it the last three. i gave him the title of intown ten GOAT, but he won't accept it despite owning four mini flags now.
in other news, our apartment flooded due to what is likely a root blockage in the main sewer line (it's even nastier than it sounds hey-oh), so we are now partially living in james' office and/or kroger. we went home after the race to pick up a few things and check on the progress, and the plumber swam by the window in goggles and flippers and gave us a thumbs down.
closing the door on all of this in 10 days