The weekend was spent in preparation of the 5k in Ocean City, NJ this weekend. The run was to raise money for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Almost 1400 people showed up to run/walk the course, so I hope that it was a great success for the charity and all those involved in setting up the event. On to an analysis of my performance…If I had to sum it up I would say it was mildly sucking, ever so mildly. My time was 27:30, which is not very good, but I was happy with it because I hadn’t run in over a year. Two years ago I finished in the low 25s, I definitely have some work to do.
While running the race I couldn’t help but draw a comparison to the admissions process. There were about 5 times that i just wanted to give up and stop running, but that was not an option for me. I knew that if I stopped I would be angry with myself because I knew I could finish, but it was going to hurt quite a bit. Whenever I don’t want to study or write an essay (which I did this weekend btw), I can just think back to this experience and draw inspiration from it. Running a race is about pushing yourself as hard as your body will allow you to, I just hope I have equipped my “body” with enough ammo to get into B-School.
I beat my father, so I have that to gloat about as well. I had nothing to do with beating him, but rather it was God who intervened…my dad started getting some heart palpitations and had to slow down somewhat, although he did finish. A heartless way to win, but I know he would have done the same, had I pulled up with some ailment. What a relationship we have! On a sour note, my younger brother beat the crap out of both of us to the tune of 26:07…bastard. Just wait until next year…hopefully all the work I put in will payoff in the race that has just begun!