About a month ago I received a call from David. He said, "There's going to be a free 5 Mile Poker Run/Walk/Bike hosted by the school system. Want to do it?" I had no idea what the heck a Poker Run was, not to mention I haven't run 5 miles in forever (sad I know), but said, "Why not?!" I figured I'd do some research on what a Poker Run is, work to condition myself for a 5 mile run, and be good to go.
So over the past several weeks I've done some research to figure out what a Poker Run is....sounds interesting. Although, I still won't know if I have a "good hand" or not, as I've never played poker or know anything about it. As for the 5 mile run.....well, let's just say that might be a little more interesting. I've been unable to fit in longer runs....on the same note, I've done 5 miles (and more) before and quite honestly after 3 miles you kind of get in your zone and just go....that's what I'm hoping for.
It's not like I'll be going for a personal best. Even in regularly "races" I'm not very competitive. I may have my past times in my head in hopes of shaving off a few seconds, but really what it comes down to is getting a "free" shirt and enjoying my surroundings and different experiences. Unfortunately a shirt's not included in the race....remember, the race is free. It's all for fun...to get a group of people out there and pound some pavement, whether you're running, walking, and riding. My understanding is that we'll be traveling throughout Sandusky making stops at several of the schools. Hoping for good weather and fun times this Saturday.