Yesterday Don Gorske, the “Big Mac Enthusiast” interviewed in the movie Super Size Me, ate his 25,000th Big Mac. Big Macs or not, I’d be proud of a feat of that magnitude.
I get obsessed with things, too, although admittedly not 25,000 Big Macs obsessed. Some things turn out better than others. One time I tried a pasty and I loved it so much that I bought 10 – literally. I got so sick of them that I never ate one again.
A good obsession has turned out to be running. When I started running in the Couch to 5K program a few weeks ago I liked it so much that I went ahead and signed up for a 10K. A 10K RACE!
When I realized that my visit back to Ohio in September coincided with the United States Air Force Marathon, I knew I wanted that to be my first big race. I’m going to run a couple 5Ks this summer, but ultimately I’ll be working toward that.
Guess what? I get a T-shirt too! I want a medal, but I don’t know if they give medals for 10K-ers or if they are even real medals. If they do and they are real I’m going to wear it around and pretend like I got it in the Olympics. I’ve gotten medals before for bowling, but they were so cheap you could see the plastic mold around the edges.
Why the Air Force Marathon? I don’t know. I feel some connection to the AF still because I grew up in it and I’m friends with the best pilot in the USAF (Hunter!). I also went through AFROTC Field Training (boot camp for officers) because I was planning to be an officer and I actually passed. I didn’t even get ranked close to last place either! Shocking. More on that later. Until then, wish me running luck!