I ran my very first race (well, my first race longer than 200 meters anyway) at age 23. It was a 10K and I won. I should clarify…I placed first in my age/sex group.
Okay, there’s one more little bitty detail. There were a grand total of four people in that group. And the other three girls finished within seconds of each other and right around an hour and a half. If my 68 year old mother had been a part of our group she probably could have walked herself to a second place finish.
They sent me a ribbon in the mail but I threw it out because I didn’t feel like it counted. That’s not the best part of the story though.
I ran the race with my roommate at the time. He proudly hung his 3rd place ribbon on our balcony door handle for months. There were three people in his group.
In current events…
For those of you who correctly identified Yoda atop our tree, care to take a crack at what’s filling the shelves?