I’m Running Ubuntu (2009-11-24)

December 3, 2009


My dad and I ran the Baton Rouge Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day, benefiting the March of Dimes. I’m very proud of my dad, as it was his first race ever, and he beat his goal time.

Of course, we ran it in our I’m Running Ubuntu t-shirts, which was a lot of fun. We had a few conversations after the race with other curious Ubuntu users/runners. Ubuntu seems live and well in Louisiana!

I actually ran my personal-best in the 5K distance, finishing in 22:15, which is a 7:17 minutes/mi pace (4:27 minutes/km for my non-American readers), so I was quite excited, considering my Marathon Goal Pace is 9:00 minutes/mile (5:38 minutes/km).

A big thanks to my wife, Kim, and my Mom, Donna for being out there in the crowd on a chilly morning, cheering us on, and cooking that fine Thanksgiving feast we had right after the race 😉



3 Responses to “I’m Running Ubuntu (2009-11-24)”

  1. thefunnyman Says:

    BOOO LSU!!

    ***from a disgruntled hogs fan..

    Way to spread the ubuntu love though..

  2. Dustin Kirkland Says:

    Heh, well, I’m a Fightin’ Texas Aggie, who were beaten by Arkansas this year (hisssss, hogs) 😉 But I grew up in Baton Rouge, and all of my family (Mom, Dad, two sisters, and my wife) all went to LSU. So I’m still an LSU fan by association 😉

    Can we agree on the 11-0 Saints, at least? 😉


  3. thefunnyman Says:

    I guess…my fiance is an lsu/saints fan. I’m a hogs/chiefs fan, so I don’t have too much beef with rooting for the saints because they are in a different conference than the chiefs.

    lsu on the other hand, dang cajuns…

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