Monday, November 21, 2005

Humiliation

Saturday I ran the second 10K (6.2 mile) race of my life. I wasn't dreadfully dissatisfied with my time, and it didn't even bother me much that men twice my age beat me. I don't even think the humbling experience exempts me from reading C.J. Mahaney's new book, Humility: True Greatness. I must say, however, that I was less than pleased to have been beaten by a man pushing stroller . . . with two kids in it . . . by at least five minutes.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's alright. 1 1/2 years ago I ran a half marathon (13.1 miles). I finished the race and was pleased with my time. Then I saw several men with jogging strollers picking up their medal for finishing the half and they had obviously come in before me. To top it off, the guy who won the marathon (26.2 miles) finishes 7 minutes ahead of me.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to sign that last post. After Saturday depression has set begun to set in and I am forgetting things.

Joel G.

G-Knee said...

yah Ben! way to go!!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you should get two kids of your own, and then you would be in superb shape and able to beat everyone too.....
Don't feel bad-Josh ran a small race this last summer and by a matter of seconds beat a 5 grade girl....