I ended Sunday’s Running Commentary post wondering if I could find a nearby 5K any time soon. Ask and you shall receive! Just a couple of days later, my husband Steven showed me an article on Facebook about a new 5K right here in Herkimer, NY. It is the East Herkimer Fire Department 5K, a new race. I said LET’S GO!!!!! It got even better.
It is to benefit East Herkimer Fire Department. I LOVE fire departments! They save lives and property. During the flooding in 2013, fire departments traveled from across the state to Herkimer to help pump out people’s basements. Three different departments cheerfully pumped us out three different times. I think firefighters are GREAT!
The run will take place Saturday, Oct. 14. Steven is on vacation, so he can attend and cheer me on. Later that day, we will participate in A G.R.A.V.E. Murder, the murder mystery dinner theatre we are doing to benefit the Herkimer County Historical Society. That will make for an entire fun day!
Then I noticed that registration is through RunSignUp. I love those guys! It is so simple and straightforward to register through them, and they don’t try to sell you anything.
So, feeling all happy and determined to participate in this 5K, what did I do but take three days off running. In my defense, it has been hot and humid, and my body has not been in the best of health (but you already know that; I spent my other posts this week whining about these things). I went running today. In fact, my intention was to make a Running Commentary post. However, I see I am approaching 300 words, so how about a Registration Commentary post? We’ll call it a win for Non-Sequitur Thursday.