But I do have to say something about Kevin my fellow Vita Panda. He told me Bandit 50km was a training run for him and he got 3rd place overall. No, not 3rd place in his age group. Third Place Overall. And yes, while I am focusing about my race, I can't help but write something.
Most of you don't know, but I was there when he got 3rd place in his age group at the 2007 South Pasadena Tiger Run. This is the before picture. I am telling you, we have no idea what we each accomplished in a few short years. Not to mention the amazing people we met along the way.
|South Pasadena Tiger Run - Dec 1, 2007|
|too lazy to look up the time, but yes. Kevin got 3rd place in his age group (Yes, that's his pic but it hasn't develop yet lol)|
|Yes, he did not get the wet suit memo|
|hmm... I think he is very fast...|
Fast Forward a few years. We are now both accomplished athletes and we created the Vita Panda Blog to document our journey - Western States for Kevin and Ironman Couer d'Alene for me.
|I have to add flame... because we are turning into Super Saiya Vita Panda|
I think it's a good thing that I don't run as fast as him nor do I want to get fast (yet). I like to challenge myself in my own way and speed is usually not in the equation. It's not an excuse, it's my personality. And I know if I am try to go fast for the wrong reason, it is not going to be healthy for me and I will hurt myself. I ran fast for the wrong reason at Boney Mountain and I am still paying for it =P One day, when I am mentally ready, I will chase after Kevin. Right now we are Super Saiya Vita Panda with two different goals in mind.
That it, I just want to write a blog to congratulate Kevin. Now I am going for a little run to keep myself loose for Ray Miller.