Last Sunday was the Cobble Hill 10k. My first race at that distance and I had already decided that I would run it at the same pace as my 8k and see what happened. The course is flat-ish with some subtle long hills that you don’t realize you are climbing until later when you run back down and feel like a hero. I battled a few people the whole time and near the end decided that one of the racers I was running with might be in my age category. So, right at the end I burned him on the sprint across the finish. It turns out that that burst put me into the top 10 which gets you a ribbon at these things. Somehow the normal fast field of runners wasn’t there so, what would have been a finish closer to 15th or 20th landed me on the “podium”. I’ll take it any way I can get it. The 35-39 category is fast! Anyhow, I’m loving racing right now. It feels really good and seems like something that I’m suited to somehow. We’ll see where it goes.