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Too Fast, Too Slow

Too Fast, Too Slow

Who gets a speeding ticket on their way to a 5K race? I do. That’s who.

Awake early for a Sunday morning, I jumped in my car and set out on I-35 on my way to the University of Texas-sponsored footrace. I’m driving along when a patrol car’s lights switch on and I do what we all do when that happens: I think, “That can’t be for me, or, maybe it is? Uh oh, it is.”

Luckily, I was able to get on my way in time to make the 5K race. If I had missed the race – the only reason I was driving at that time in the first place – it would have really ruined my day. It was my fault, I messed up and I need to really watch my speed. Thankfully, the officer was nice and after giving me my citation, I could proceed.

I arrived a little early to the 5K. The turnout was light, but I guess that’s what happens when you have a UT-based event at 9 a.m. the morning after a night homegame. You’d think the lack of people would help my chances of finishing way ahead. Not really the case this time. I’ll save the suspense and say that I didn’t win. But it wasn’t lost on me that 30 minutes earlier I was in trouble for going too fast and now I was in trouble for not going fast enough.

How did I ultimately finish? Let’s just say it was probably in the same 55+ range as my driving speed.

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