Remember I introduced you here, a couple of weeks ago, to one of my cyber-running-buddies, the ageless Dickie Longo from Louisiana?
Well, dear Dickie managed to run a REAL race this weekend, at the North Shore 5k.
And, as usual, he swept most of the honours, winning several categories. What a legend 🙂
FYI, Dickie is 83 AND ageless, as I said at the outset:
“Race today was first live race in Louisiana since shutdown.
About 500 runners in 5k and 10k.
My first 5k in 7 months.
Really rusty and knee sleeves didn’t help much.
Getting slower by the day. Started in waves with each runner 6 feet apart. No usual party afterwards. No awards ceremony. Winner awards will be mailed to us.
Won 65+, 75+ and 80+. Missed 70+. Think most older fast runners did the 10k.
Time 34:56 with achy knees.
Hard week of training for live race on Sat.
HOW fab is that? Winning 3 categories – though I’m puzzled how anyone could beat you, dear friend!
I asked Dickie – via Facebook, which is where we hang out 😛 – for a photo, and he directed me to this one with one of his running friends, Lori Gaston:
In a follow-up comment on FB, here’s what Mr. Longo had to say:
“See what happens to the neck when you hit 83. It’s coming my dear young friends. Regardless please keep running as long as possible. I really don’t care what I look like as long as I can run everyday. Love it.“
Dickie, my dear, you are beyond inspirational, and I love the fact that you clearly don’t take yourself too seriously!
Thanks a ton, well done, and good luck for your next race this weekend 🙂