Sunday, April 3, 2016
Texas 10 Series Boerne and Sunday Night 5K
After getting home from the Running of the Bears 5-Miler yesterday, I drove 4 hours+ to Boerne, Texas (west of San Antonio) to run the Texas 10 Series 10-Miler in Boerne this morning. The race started at 7 a.m., so I had to get up very early at the hotel. It was around 40 degrees at the start of the race, but warmed up quickly. I felt comfortable throughout the race and finished in 2:10:11, a minute or so faster than last year. I was 3rd place of 3 runners in the 70 and over age group. I got back to Huntsville about 4 p.m., took a 15-minute nap and then drove down to The Woodlands to run the Sunday Night 5K. I finished in 36:57 and had a nice visit with some friends.
DEER STORY: A friend of mine showed up at the race in Boerne this morning with a knot on his forehead. He told this story. It was dark and he was about 2 blocks from the race and stopped to ask someone for directions. He got directions, but before he could roll up his window, a deer came at his car, head first through the open window. The deer hits him in the head, almost knocking him unconscious. His wife had to grab the steering wheel to keep the car under control. This is in the city of Boerne near the high school football stadium where the race started and finished. All he remembers is this furry head suddenly in his car hitting his head. Crazy!