“Are you kidding me? I have a race on Saturday.”

 

My brother-in-law informed me that he was going to propose to his girlfriend Friday night. It was Monday of the Brooklyn Half.

WTF? I just got passed by banana man.

A man in a banana costume passed me at the 1/2 mile marker and my ego sinks. I could not catch him. 

After the NYC Triathlon, I felt great but my celebration was short lived. I had to concentrate on speed work and I limited alcohol and junk food for two weeks. I really wanted to get a new personal record (PR) on this race. I also wanted to get a better bib number for next year’s NYRR races. My best 5k times this year were 24:01 and 24:02, but they were for non NYRR races. 

“ARE YOU READY?” inquired a friend.

 

I shrugged. “Yeah, I was ready months ago…”