At the FDA in Miami we usually get together once a year to race in the Miami Corporate Run. However, I was traveling this year and was disappointed in not being able to compete. Just my luck, a new corporate run began this year in Doral. Of course I was all in for this race. I agreed to be the captain and organize the team. We were able to field a team of 8 runners of various abilities.

Race day saw a nasty storm roll through the area and completely soak the course. However, our team was hardcore and everyone showed up, except for one sickypoo teammate. We all got to the race site and did our own warm ups under dark skies. My coworker in domestic and I hopped over a fence to get in the starting line. As we waited for the start of the race the rain started coming down again. No backing out now, it was time to win this thing.

The gun went off and we took off. I have never had my shoes feel like lead as much as this day. The puddles all over the course were not helping and I had to fight to keep my pace up. I pushed and pushed and  finally crossed the line a minute behind my PR. I really couldn't complain considering the weather and my recent training has not been focused on speed.

After all was said and done Team FDA rocked the results with 2nd and 5th (that's me) male overall in the relay and 1st women overall in the relay. With this and our other great teammates we were the fastest team in the 5K. It was great to spend time with my coworkers and run a fun race. We will definitely be out there next year to defend our title.

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