I signed up for this race with friends from work on a lark but it turns out this 5K thing is pretty serious. A friend offered to pick up my shirt for the race for me since I had a meeting during the designated pick-up time today, and when I got back to my desk, there was a real running shirt (as in not made from 100% cotton) waiting for me. With a real number thingy. And an orange thingamabob for my shoes. I feel so "official" but kind of silly at the same time since I'm not a runner in the true sense of the word. I have regular appointments with the treadmill but it's nothing serious.
After the race, runners get free beer and food.
I think I'm going to like this whole 5K race thing.