Saturday, November 8

Limping to the Finish

Early on this beautiful, brisk Saturday morning the Wounded Knee Running Team trailed in the dust of the fleet footed Franklin Classical Cross Country Team, competing at the Run Through History 5K. The hilly course and cold temperatures just about killed us old folks--or at least, this old folk! Nevertheless, we all finished, raised a little money for our schools in Iraq, and had a great time running through the beautiful grounds of the Battle of Franklin Park beneath Winstead Hill. Despite the fact that I have yet to learn how to adequately train for hilly courses, I was actually able to lower my personal best time for a 5K by nearly two minutes. Up next for us: the Habitrot 5 and 10K. It is a benefit for our local chapter of Habitat for Humanity--to be run early on Thanksgiving morning. Once again, we'll be using the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the Classical School of the Medes. Interested in pledging? Want to offer a little encouragement to our faithful plodders? Just contact us at the King's Meadow office and we'll let you know how--and why! Now, I must go and ice these knees!

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