That, and the fact that it was just for "fun" and swag, and not for time, were both factors!
I did the Bernie Kosar Shuffle in Cleveland in October.
Sure, I don't like sports, let alone the BROWNS, and my Mom is a huge Steelers fan, and Bernie may be washed up for some people...but I am a sucker for a great medal. And an even bigger sucker for awesome swag.
It was raining, 30mph winds, and miserable. All of my friends that talked me into the race never signed up and it sold out. I luckily found two girls at work (that I didn't even know) and hitched a ride to the big city with them.
It was one of the most miserable runs due to the conditions (a level below canceling on the race advisory). And I've run at the beach in 90+ degree days, and in the snow.
That is a pretty sweet medal ..you rarely get a 5k medal, and well, it's glittery!!
The swag was nice, a tshirt, medal, and a browns colored sweatband that may have saved my ears from freezing off!
Rest assured, we got a picture with Bernie, but letting the world see that would be a great injustice to all of us gals. It was a really rough day! But here he is right before we got our picture!