Memorial Day is usually a day that I spend complaining that none of my friends are having a barbeque. Then I grouch around and at some point remember to be thankful for everyone I’m memorialing, usually after I see something about it in the newspaper (the comics) or on television. This year my mom promised to feed me a barbeque, so I had to find a different way to fill my day. The alternate activity I selected was to head over to Mt. Tabor and watch the USA Track and Field Oregon’s 1 Mile Road Race.
As usual, it was 10-15 degrees colder than you want it to be on Memorial Day, which was probably fine for the runners, but it meant that I could only tolerate the first 5 races, and had to leave before the youth girls race. Sorry, youth girls. Not only did I not watch you, but you didn’t make it into my awesome USATF 1 Mile Road Race video like everybody else there today did. They were probably amazing though, because all the other runners were, finishing with some really impressive times. I hadn’t really even considered doing the race, but in the elite women’s race the last finisher came in at 6:12, so I probably could have run with them just fine. You can check out the complete results here, if you’re so inclined. What you won’t learn on the results page though, is that the top five runners in each race got a Voodoo Doughnut. For free!
I hope you thoroughly enjoyed this video. I think it might get more hits than the Portland Proposal video that just went viral! Finally, here you can see what I looked like while I was filming. Note that I have no tripod, my hands are just that steady!