Photo by Ashton Bitton (my daughter)
Here I am lined up with the "back of the pack" in Portland, Ore., for the Nike Run Hit Wonder.
I ran my first 5-K race today in downtown Portland, Ore. It was more fun (and a whole lot easier) than I thought it would be. My goal was to finish in less than an hour by walking most or all of the race. Instead, I ran/jogged the entire course, because the energy level was so high! My finish time was under 45 minutes. I'm generally no fan of running, but if the race comes back next year, I'll do it again.