This week we are in beautiful Seattle Washington for the InterSystems Global Summit 2022.
After two years of virtual summits we are are thrilled to be here in person, enjoying each other’s company and having a bit of fun along the way.
InterSystems Invitational 5K
This year we didn’t plan an “official” 5K, but since many of us are runners this run sprung up spontaneously like a shoot in the warm spring soil.
Our ring leader was Don Woodlock who gathered us together at 7AM Pacific Time in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency.
About a dozen of us headed out of the lobby for a fun run in the cool Pacific air.
Some of my colleagues from Brazil were bundled up like they were going out for a February run in Boston. They thought the rest of us were crazy to be wearing shorts!
The Old Man in not Down the Road
Don said he was going to run about a 9:20 pace. Normally that would not be a big deal for me, but I’m dealing with a never ending string of issues. The past few months has been a calf strain that I got going down a flight of stairs!
Hey, I’ve heard of people breaking their leg getting out of bed in the morning! So stop laughing. 😉
They tell us that they are pretty strict enforcing the J-Walking laws here in Seattle, so we stopped at all of the lights.
This allowed me to keep up with the crew for the first half-mile. At that point my left calf started to cramp and I had to walk. A colleague from Brazil stayed with me to make sure that I was alright.
I assured him that I was and that this was an old injury that I knew how to deal with.
At this point I had to give up my dream of a nice morning run along the water front in Seattle.
It was a little disappointing, but I was close enough to the Public Market that I was able to play tourist and take a few selfies.
After I took these photos I limped my way back to the hotel.
I took my phone hoping to take some additional photos and possibly a group shot, but everyone else continued on what I am sure was a great run.
Normally when I travel I go out for a run or two to see the city. Running is a great way to discover a city and get a feel for the vibe and energy.
It was fun to be part of this run and I’m glad that I at least gave it a shot.
The BAA 10K is on Sunday and this makes me worry just a little bit!
Run well my Friends!