The race photos are in, and so I have proof that the race was wet and I was there:
Notice the baggy knit shorts one would normally associate with sleeping (which is in fact what I had been using them for) rather than running. Also I presume you see how freaking awesome the floppy hat looks.
The woman in blue, btw, is Kathleen the economist from the program who ran with me and therefore had to listen to all my prattle and deal with my various gesticulations to the photographers. Here are the two of us making the brave turn into the chute toward the finish:
Anyway, as the most important thing, if Simpleton or Sal reads this, they will be happy to know I also have photographic proof of my repeat performance of finishing the race by jumping to a stop on the finish line. Check out my astonishing vertical leap:
It really was a good time, and so I'm glad I got out of bed to do it. We've talked now about doing the run for breast cancer in the fall, which would mark my first foray into any kind of philanthropic running. Meanwhile, Sal and I need to figure out if we can find a marathon or half-marathon that is still open for registrants for this fall.