5K in 30:34

It was in the high 70′s, but with 100% humidity, it felt even hotter. This 5K starts off up a fairly steep hill, so I got my heart rate right up into 91% almost immediately thanks to keeping a decent pace going. But what the hell. It’s race day on the 4th.

I ran 9 minute miles the whole way. There were walking breaks here and there, and because the place was so well stocked, I had cold water at every aid station. Even the local fire department contributed, with a hose/fan combination that blew chilly spray at us. When I booted down the final 400 meters, I really enjoyed the loud music and as I got near the finish, the crowd’s cheers were DEAFENING… and then I realized the cheers were built into the music. Whatever, because I still felt energized.

I sprinted over the line at just around 30:34. I have to admit that I didn’t see it myself this time, so that number might be off slightly, but last time I looked up, that’s where I was.

Great race, and I was crewed by Kat and my daughter. My folks came out to see their son race, and my coworker was there to run, too. He had a personal best at 19 minutes.

Swell time.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3007407 Marshall

    Nice work! Sounds like your weather was just like mine down here. Great work on your time and tackling the hills. It’s also nice that your family was there.

    Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. Hope you enjoy the rest of your Fourth!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3007407 Marshall

    Nice work! Sounds like your weather was just like mine down here. Great work on your time and tackling the hills. It’s also nice that your family was there.

    Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. Hope you enjoy the rest of your Fourth!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3096062 Amadis

    congrats my friend! good to hear my cheering was piped in by the event planners. who knew! Yeah Rah!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3096062 Amadis

    congrats my friend! good to hear my cheering was piped in by the event planners. who knew! Yeah Rah!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3635049 Susan

    Way to go Chris. Sounds like a fun day!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3635049 Susan

    Way to go Chris. Sounds like a fun day!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3183921 Running Chick

    Nicely done Chris!

    Isn’t it funny how inspiring that cheering can be, real or fake?! I have been known to pretend that the cheers meant for someone else were actually meant for me!! LOL.

    (And have you seen my post from Friday, about trail marathons?)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3183921 Running Chick

    Nicely done Chris!

    Isn’t it funny how inspiring that cheering can be, real or fake?! I have been known to pretend that the cheers meant for someone else were actually meant for me!! LOL.

    (And have you seen my post from Friday, about trail marathons?)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2932366 The Running Blogfather

    Well done Chris. So, I guess it is probably more than fair to say you have the racing bug huh?!

    Keep on swimming!! (who said that?)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/2932366 The Running Blogfather

    Well done Chris. So, I guess it is probably more than fair to say you have the racing bug huh?!

    Keep on swimming!! (who said that?)

  • Anonymous

    Lara here – I’ve been having a terrible time posting on your blog because blogger won’t let me sign in, even though I all ready am. I posted congratulations on the great sounding run last night but it evidently didn’t take.

    Anyway, sounds like a great race and some great hill butt-kicking!! :)

  • Anonymous

    Lara here – I’ve been having a terrible time posting on your blog because blogger won’t let me sign in, even though I all ready am. I posted congratulations on the great sounding run last night but it evidently didn’t take.

    Anyway, sounds like a great race and some great hill butt-kicking!! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3138356 Reba

    Well Done Man in Red!! That’s my lucky race colour and happy belated Canada Day to you too. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/3138356 Reba

    Well Done Man in Red!! That’s my lucky race colour and happy belated Canada Day to you too. :)

  • http://twitter.com/GrandmaOnDeck Gloria

    Sounds like the old community networking personally building trust and respect but applying it to social media

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      Nothing wrong with that. : )

  • http://twitter.com/tishpiper Pat Zalewski

    Ok. I’ll admit that I read books on my phone now.

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      Me too!

    • Stan Bush

      YAY.

  • http://www.bernixiong.com/ Berni Xiong (shUNG)

    This one really made me think hard about how I want to evolve. I’ve been asking myself a lot within the last 12 months just how big do I really wanna get. And for nearly 5 years now, I’ve been saying “Tony Robbins” big. To be quite honest, I’m not sure that’s what I want anymore.

    It’s like that Mexican fisherman parable. Why grow to a size where you must scale in order to make more money and grow more just so you can buy yourself a job that you can’t wait to retire from so you can get back to where you started?

    Very thought provoking conversation. Great guy that James sounds. As usual, thanks for the great interiew, cuz.

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      That’s a really great point. And maybe I don’t want to, either. : )

    • http://www.boydjane.ca/ Jane Boyd

      You know, I was thinking the exact same thing when I listened to this today. Yes I want to grow; however I want that growth to be on the terms that align with what I want for my life – in all areas. The discussion was a good one and reinforces why being clear on what you “really” want matters.

  • http://everydayemstips.com Greg Friese

    I have read books on my phone but only when wife or child is using the Kindle Fire.

    Glad you had Jim on. I have enjoyed listening to him for a long time.

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      Glad it resonated with you! : )

  • http://www.boydjane.ca/ Jane Boyd

    I am reading more and more books on my phone these days.

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      I read whatever’s closest to me.

  • http://twitter.com/figmentations Helen Hoefele

    A lifestyle business sounds great, but not so sure how do-able it really is, though it definitely is something for the aspiration list. Interesting how Jim was very clear on what he is focused on now, but still so open about where the future will take him. Nice to see that others are still figuring things out along the way, too.

    • http://chrisbrogan.com/ Chris Brogan

      Jim’s doing it. I’m doing it. A LOT of people I know are. Why aren’t you so sure that you can’t have it?

      • http://twitter.com/figmentations Helen Hoefele

        Ah, the question. I suppose that since I haven’t figured out how to do it yet, it just seems so elusive at the moment. I don’t believe it’s impossible though. Seeing people like you and Jim doing it certainly helps me keep the faith. I haven’t given up on it yet.

  • David Hutcherson

    I totally enjoyed this episode. I’m looking forward to the day I can destroy my alarm clock due to a lifestyle business. D@&% alarm clocks!!!!

  • Rex Williams

    I met Jim through that whole affiliate marketing crowd and found that he’s a real authentic guy. And you’re right, he doesn’t quite fit in with them, but he’s a good businessman.

    The best part was when he said, do your own thing. It’s so easy to try to do what other people are doing because they’re showing you how it has worked awesomely for them, but if it doesn’t match you, it won’t work. I’ve been on the edge so many times, about to do something un-Rex-like, but somehow I come to and realize, nah, that’s not me.

    Glad you two know each other, and me too.

  • http://www.chrismontoya.net/ Chris Montoya

    This is my favorite interview on HBW/radioshow. I’ve listened to it over 5 times this past week on the way to work and back. Great, great interview Chris! I like Jim’s ideas, reasoning, and his incredible non-confrontational easygoing style. I aspire to be more like that, even thought my brain doesn’t work that way. Not sure I could go fishing in 30 some degree weather – but I’d like the business opportunity to try it.

  • Marysia

    Just discovered your podcasts over the last week or so and now have you permanently in my ears whilst I am in the gym, this and the John Anaelio podcast are the best I have found so far but loving your approach and the learning I am doing.
    More please ;-))