This is his first 5K! As you can see, he's having a terrific time.
I took this photo as I was running. This runner was just behind me.
(I didn't stop or slow my pace. After all, I was in a race!)
Moments later he passed me and I didn't see him again until after the race.
He came up to me as I was enjoying the terrific post-race food.
"Don't you usually run barefoot?" he asked.
I told him yes, but with temps below 40 and with some snow just an hour earlier,
I decided to run this race in shoes.
He recognized me because he'd seen me run another 5K barefoot,
more than a year ago, and he'd asked me a lot of questions about it.
He said it inspired him to start running himself.
He sure knows how to enjoy a race!