Just home after completing my 6th New Albany Walking Classic. It is a 10K walking event. Technically it isn't a race. I don't think they give out prizes for the first finishers, but they do track time and technique. It is walking only, no running or jogging allowed. I believe this was the sixth time I participated in this event. I'm basing this on how many pieces of clothing I have with the logo. Several years ago, the organizers included a half-marathon. I did it that year, but decided never again. I crossed that off my bucket list and decided I'll stick to the 6-mile event from now on. After that year, the half marathon was cancelled until this year. I'll admit enough time has passed that I did briefly consider it. Then I started having pain in my right hip from spinning, so I figured I shouldn't tempt fate. My friend from work signed up with me and we powered through this morning. It was a lovely morning with thousands of our new best friends. After an after-event refueling of bagels, pasta salad and fruit, we jumped in the car and came home. The kids were just crawling out of bed when I came home. Trisha asked me if I did my race. I told her 'Yes' and I have a finishers metal to prove it.