Date: December 12, 2012
Location: Irvine, CA
Finish: 1:00:38 (7.5 miles)
Friend Darren, in the middle with the yellow shirt, friend Rich and I went on a 12K (~7.5 miles) lunch run today at exactly 12:12.12pm. My matching yellow hat to his yellow shirt was purely coincidental but it looks like we planned it for this event...haha. Friend Rich probably thought that we were so weird. This was an unofficial "race" of sorts masterminded by Darren. He had ran a race on 10/10/10 (Chicago Marathon) and one on 11/11/11 so he felt the need to run a race on 12/12/12 to continue the streak. Unfortunately, today is a Wednesday and there were no races close by...so he unofficially created one.
It felt like a race because we waited around at the starting area until exactly 12:12.12pm before we synchronized our watches and took off running. It started out as a "fun" run but half way into it I wanted to see if I could finish it under an hour but that small incline at the end slowed me down quite a bit and I ended up stopping the clock at .38 seconds over the hour.
And that is how you celebrate a once in a lifetime calendar occurrence! :0) Happy 12/12/12/! I hope you all got a chance to do something special to mark the occasion.