on the upswing -- i ran 1 mile today.
i watched james run in the extra yard 5k. it was 20 degrees out so i stayed in my car and cheered from the window like a mom. but i did eventually get out and run to the finish line and then back to the car and i stayed upright the whole time so i'm definitely improving.
the prize for this race was two tickets to the ncaa football national champioship game at merc benz stadium tomorrow. this has to be one of the most valuable 5k prizes out there. my source (emperor searcy) tells me that tickets are selling for an average of $1500 a piece (this is upper bowl!), and lower bowl tickets are going for $4000+ per ticket. one could buy two fairly decent used jeeps with that money.
james ran well, but he did not win the tickets.