Rolling out to Dallas ‘Too Hot to Trot’ 5K

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Gats2010Well, folks, I finished — no surprise to regular readers, I’d guess, since you’ve seen a little proof I can do some long-distance running. Get over a couple miles, though, for me, and it hurts. Add to that the constant walking around the show floor at the Great American Trucking Show (picture from the bobtail lot) here in Dallas I’ve been doing for past couple days and a 5K run isn’t perhaps the most relaxing way I could have spent the morning. I came in just over 28 minutes in Truckers News Fit for the Road’s Too Hot to Trot 5K, sponsored in part by John Christner Trucking and the Healthy Trucking Association of America, a good three minutes behind the second-place female finisher, Jasmine “Jazzy” Jordan herself, whose left knee has been bothering her mildly off and on since she completed her cross-country journey run to benefit the St. Christopher Fund in June. Great seeing her out there, and getting to run a little with her at least during warmup (she pretty much left me in the draft the minute the 100 or so runners started the long opening climb of the race trail) — see the brief clip that follows.

And I was a good ten minutes behind the winner, Andy Mount of Right Weigh Load Scales. a guy with a few years on me and a boatload of running experience under his belt (a few marathons, various competitive races…). “As an exhibitor at the [Great American Trucking Show],” said Mount, “I decided to come out and run, support the cause of truckers’ health, and it was a great course, a very well-run event.”

I well agree. I’ll be writing more about this in the coming days, so stay tuned. And enjoy the little vid here. . .

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