Today, in the rain, my friend Emily and I ran the Berne 5K. We placed first and second in our age class. You should be impressed . . . . or not, since Emily and I were the only two people in that class!
There were 103 runners, so a perfect first race - small and surrounded by friendly people, some of whom were my neighbors.
The route of the race is one that I run at least once a week, and it was a joy-ful feeling to run with others on what is usually my solo course.
It was a delight to run it with Emily. She has run marathons, and I've been intimidated by her feats. But, after today, I have new confidence that perhaps I could run longer distances. If she could do it, then maybe I could do.
I have felt the runner's high - and it is good.