|A side porch on the Endicott Mansion
|A stretch limousine made from a Subaru. For some reason, this just struck
me as being very amusing. (Not to put them down; I like the Forrester...
and they did sponsor the race... but really, a Subaru limo?)
Yes, I'm afraid I didn't run it. I have just not been getting in the mileage
that I would need to run a 10k. Heck, I probably shouldn't even be allowed
in a 5k! In fact, I was going to run in the South County Hospital 5k on
Saturday -- in lieu of the Ramble -- but since I was not really fully recovered
from the cold I had last week, I decided against running that one as well.
So I served as chauffeur as well as holder and carrier of stuff for Jill
and Eli. That is, I drove us up to Dedham (a suburb of Boston, not quite
an hour and a half drive on a Sunday morning) and walked from the designated
parking lot to the race venue (somewhere around 2/3 or3/4 of a mile) and
then, after the race began, carried their stuff back to the car, then jogged
back again. After the race I ran back to the car to get sweatshirts for
them... and then later we all walked back to the car. Eli told me that
I had put in enough miles that I should have run the race after all. Actually,
what I should have done is brought a backpack to hold stuff and then I
needn't have gone back and forth to the car.