Anyhow, Rob and the kids dropped me off at the event about 10 minutes before it started. Rob was kind enough to pick up my registration, shirt, and bib while I was out of town so I had nothing to do but walk up to the starting line. I ran into a co-worker and his wife but wandered off before the race started knowing they'd be outpacing me easily in the first few minutes. Awkward.
The run itself was fine. Because I registered as a runner (I was a walker last time) my times were posted and thanks to the RFID chips they can measure the time from crossing the scanners at start and finish. This means I didn't have to account for the time spent waiting in the back of the pack before we even got to the starting line. My "gun time" was 37:36 which included the starting delay; my net time (actual time from starting line to finish line) was 36:41. My goal was 37:30 so I was really close for gun time and beat it for net time.
Next up is a 5K the morning of Saturday June 16. Hopefully this time I can actually train a bit in between, but I doubt it. I have an extremely busy week ahead of me ending in four days of conference travel and once I get back there will only be 3 days left. But I'm hoping that I can beat 36 minutes next time anyhow.