This blog continues to amaze me. While at a Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE) event last night, I was humbled by the number of friends and acquaintances who have read at least one post or seemed genuinely interested in my running program. No doubt that it keeps me going.

And with that, I know that the time has come to finally <gulp> enter my first 5K. The race of choice will be held in less than 30 days, on Saturday morning, June 11, at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn. Hopefully, I won’t suffer heat stroke during the race since that’s one injury not covered in any of the running magazines I’ve read so far.

Anyhow, here’s the other deal. This being my first race, I am sending out the open invite for you to register and  join me on the course. I sure hope my co-worker Alphonso will be able to tag along. The double-kicker is Running Ray has started a team. It’s TBA for now, but don’t don’t be surprised if it gets changed to “The Running Ray Rumpshakers” in the very near future. Hey, that was the song back in ’93; Just saying.

So there you have it. Another small step toward competing in a marathon. Hopefully, you’ll consider tagging along with me. I promise to make it worth your while, and not stand on the street, like the picture above 😉

Until later,