2nd Place Women’s Open in the SoCal Half Series

January 8, 2013

So Cal open female 2nd placeSo, I found out I came in 2nd in the Open Female division (ages 39 and younger) in the 2012 California Half Marathon series.

Of course, by Ricky Bobby’s logic (based on one of my favorite quotes ever), I pretty much came in last. As we all know, “If you’re not first, you’re last.”

Nonetheless, I’m last with a small trophy thing.

I wish I would’ve had any clue I was in contention. Apparently if I had just run two more races of the series, I would’ve won my division. Of course, that’s easy to know after the fact. And it was a hard series to make work schedule-wise and transportation-wise already. So who knows if it would’ve happened… Probably wouldn’t have.

And I definitely would’ve rather galavanted around outside of California (as I did) instead of win this series…

But what do you even do with a “second place” something? It’s kind of cool you have something, but you don’t want to flaunt to the world, “Oh, look at me. I was second…”

But, I dunno. Just got this in the mail, and thought I’d share.

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