The little things in life are often enough to keep me happy. The official results of the Green Bay Marathon are one of those little things. I have now officially moved from mid-pack runner to just ahead of mid-pack runner.
In my division (M35-39), I came in 38 of 126, which is right about the tail end of the first third of the runners. I won't mention that one of those runners was my friend pushing a double jogging stroller with two kids in it. So don't even ask. It's still exciting to say that I finished before two-thirds of the people in my division. Even if there isn't much money in it.
Overall, I was 343 of 2289 runners. Again, it's exciting to know that I've actually gotten better. The first races I entered had far different results. Like reversed, in fact. So, training helps, and there is hope for the most waddly of the penguins.
Of course, with a triathlon coming up in less than 2 weeks, the opportunity to be at the back of the pack looms once again.