Saturday, May 17, 2014
CRUSHING IT at a 5K
I recently ran the West Point 5K and finished in 34:02. I took the picture below as I crossed the finish line. Later, I posted the picture on Twitter from my RWB account (Excuse the typo).
It reads “Fastest 5 K in a long time. Some runners laugh at me… My Team RWB teammates were highfiving me.”
That says it all. I am a Wounded Warrior and the internal injury I suffered in Iraq limits how fast I can run. I am happy with a 34:02 but there are others who would not dare show up for a race if they had times like this. In the past I have had other runners who are not aware of my injury make fun of my race time. I have learned to ignore it and when these people find out about my injury they usually feel pretty terrible and apologize. In this particular race as I approached the finish line, my fellow Team RWB teammates were cheering me on ( as they did for everyone) and highfived me after I crossed.