Editor’s Note: This is an article written by Team G(race) member Rick Bowman. Many of our members have different backgrounds and experiences that led them to become runners. We invite them to share these experiences with their teammates and the local running community.
About nine years ago, my brother Bill, invited me to run a 5K with him. Nothing unusual or out of the ordinary for a runner, except that I was not a runner. With complete innocence I asked, “How long is a 5K?”
“3.1 miles”, he answered. Isn’t that like the distance from the Earth to the outer reaches of the solar system, I wondered? It seemed awfully long. With no enthusiasm, I said, “I’d have to think about it,” but I already knew that I’d just politely say, “No way, José!” Continue reading