Goodbye, Streak

What a big relief it was to intentionally break my streak, and no better way than running Race for the Cure alongside Randy, who handily won first place for breast cancer survivors under 39. I know I was annoying, a little yippy dog barking, “Come on! You’re not tired! Four minutes to go! This beats chemo! Come on!” She had a glorious kick about 200 meters from the line, and I had to sprint to keep up with her. Then I got to wait around on someone else’s awards ceremony, which made me appreciate Wes’s boredom and his mocking tone: “I swim, bike, run—and then I get a PRIZE!”

2 Responses to “Goodbye, Streak”

  1. Anonymous says:

    How convenient, you intentionally broke your streak of winning prizes at the highly competitive Race for the Cure. I bet the top 3 elite runners were pretty relieved you weren’t going all out.

  2. Sage says:

    True, I could have been a whole 20 seconds faster—watch out, y’all! Intentionally isn’t the right word; it implies much more agency than I possess. I wanted to let go of my egotistical self-image, and I wind up making it sound worse.