Running Medals Losing Their Luster

Once upon a time when I was fast enough to place in my age group, and maybe occasionally place overall in a small race, I stuck around afterward eager to receive my well-deserved, hard-earned medal. I had to work hard to get to a place where I felt that sense of accomplishment. Now, you can sign up for just about any running event and receive one for just paying the registration. Everyone receives a finisher’s medal!

This has been the standard for most marathons and many half-marathons for years...

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All Star 5k in Anaheim

We went up to Anaheim last Saturday and let Lana play in the hotel pool for a bit, which she loved. Met Cameron and Alanna up there and then ran the All-Star Game 5k Sunday morning. It was a good course, which ran through the ball park, but if you were late getting out, you got stuck standing at mile 3. The people were bottle-necked into the stadium and then had to come out the same tunnel they came in. With several thousand people stuck, it was tough to watch...

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