Half My Age Will Be Fine

<<UPDATE>> Yesterday the six Nazarians ran the Wallkill Turkey Trot in Middletown, NY.  The family baton has been passed, as the order of finish was: Oliver, Lewis, Me, Lawrence (not far behind), Charlotte and Emily. It was a great way to start Thanksgiving day and a tradition we plan on continuing.

The six running Nazarians

The six running Nazarians

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The other day I competed in one of the 5K road races I run every year. It is called the East Avenue Grocery Run and it raises both money and collects non-perishable food for local charities.

In addition to the great cause, it is also one of the flattest and fastest courses I have ever run, so each year it offers a no excuses measurement of where I am as a runner.

When I started running in middle school, time was not as big a deal as place. Although we did keep track of times all through high school, it was where you placed in a race that mattered to us most, since the statement “I won” is a lot more fun to say than “I ran a xx:xx,” especially when talking to a non-runner. […]