This morning I ran in the Circle the City 5k race, supporting the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. A brass quartet was set up on the Memorial steps to entertain us before and after the run*, with a string quartet playing at the first mile marker and a pianist at the second (I couldn't tell you what was played at either marker, I was too busy keeping my feet moving). I imagine there were more along the 10K route. I did okay, finishing 49th out of 262, and 4th out of 13 in my age group, with a time of 24'34". I had hoped to make it in 24 minutes, but this is still one minute faster than my previous 5k. It was also nice to chat with colleague Jim Beckel who played in the quartet, and with a student who is interning with the symphony this summer.
* When the CEO of the symphony finished his race, the quartet played "Hail to the Chief."