Keeping Pace

Last weekend there was a 4.2 mile foot race not far from where I live.  It was the seventh annual Pat’s Run in honor of Pat Tillman.  It’s a fundraiser for a foundation established in his name after he was killed in Afghanistan serving in the military.  It’s a big to do around here and a lot of locals and out-of-towners put on their running shoes to raise money for charity.  I’m not a runner, nor do I play one on the Internet, but I do find it important to keep track of these events since they tend to close surface streets for the run.  It’s important for us to keep pace with where the traffic will be rerouted to so we won’t get bogged down trying to go for a bite to eat.  That happened a few months ago when the PF Chang 10K took place.  It took two hours to get somewhere that normally takes 15 minutes.  Yikes!