My First Race

Mitchell D. Miller Join me and 3500 others, in downtown Lexington, on July 4th, for the Bluegrass 10,000. This 10 kilometer race begins at 7:20 A.M. — followed by Crank Wheelchair Division at 7:25, and Wheelchair Division at 7:30 and 8:00.

Before anyone gets excited, I must explain that I will not be running the entire distance. Apparently, running is optional, and there are plenty of folks who are any running at all.

This is known as a “fun run” — defined by WordNet as:

a footrace run for fun, often including runners who are sponsored for a charity.

Mid–Life Something

I wish I knew why I did not try this a few decades ago.

But I only quit drinking years ago, and smoking (again) recently, because I want to age gracefully. I want to be able to do this, in 10 or 20 years too.

I also want Maxine and Audrey to have a Dad, who is able to to be an active participant in their lives.

My Dad was active into his eighties, assisted by a a great diet, which I have modified. In about two years, I cut my cholestrol in half, from 340 to 170, eating mostly oatmeal and salmon. You get sick of it, just like trying to do situps, and walk a few miles everyday. But I want to be the last Dad standing!

Back to the Race

My first race is just like my first salmon salad. It’s a good start!

For more information on Bluegrass 10,000, call: 859–288–2946

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