I don't run. My wife runs. Despite this I participated in the JPMorgan Corporate Challenge last night. Sheryl and I were among approximately 165 members of Team Autodesk. This is a 3.5 mile race along the San Francisco waterfront.
We started off with a bang. Team Autodesk was scheduled to meet in the parking lot between Piers 30 and 32 along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. The race started at 7:00 PM. Our assignment was to be there at 6:00 PM and we would line up at 6:45 PM. It's a 15 minute walk from our One Market office, so Beyond the Paper's Volker Joseph, Sheryl, and I left the office at 5:45 PM. I knew where the famous Pier 29 is, so we headed off in that direction. When we got there expecting the next pier to be 30, it was 31. It turns out that the odd piers go in one direction and the even piers go the other. I had led us in the wrong direction. We were 59 piers from where we needed to be. So we turned around, retraced our steps back to One Market, and made our way. I considered hailing a cab, but with rush hour traffic, we made better time on foot. We arrived at about 6:40 - just in time to line up.
Though we had Autodesk Labs team members like John Schmier, Gyorgy Ordody, and Frederic Loranger, who finished in about 26 minutes, I took a more leisurely pace of 42 minutes. Left on her own, Sheryl could have done it in 34 minutes, but she ran with me. Love is like that. At least we all finished.
After the race Team Autodesk assembled at the Gallery at One Market. Pizza never tasted so good.
Sore muscles are alive in the lab.