First, I walked one lap in Pullman Winter Ultra Series on December 15, 2012. The lap was a 12.5k, and I finished in 1:57:00, earning me the honor of being last place for yet another race. During the walk, I emailed my brother in Afghanistan (smart phones are truly amazing), took pictures of the funny tracks (Yak Trax, doggy feet, Ben's Vibram FiveFingers, and lots of running shoes on fresh snow), and enjoyed some alone time in the fresh air. I was one of 36 participants in a race that I used to direct/organize with Scott.
Second, I walked the same loop on January 12, 2013. My plans in December were to do a 25K in January, but after spending Christmas Break with a bunch of sick friends and family members, I decided to walk my 12.5k in January and try not to die from a coughing fit. I barely succeeded and, yes, came in last with a time of 2:12:00. The course was icy, and the air was far below freezing. Despite my finish time, I still regard myself as a badass for even going out there.
Goodbye for now.