Last night I emailed Eric Thuemmel, who is the person in charge of the Firecracker 5K, about the race and asked him if it was a race around a high school track or if it is a road race, because on the Run Michigan website it indicated it as a road race and not track race. And he emailed me back today and told me that indeed it was a road course that it “starts at the high school, runs to 1st St. beach, does a loop of the beach area, and then finishes at the high school.” So I have decided to run in the Firecracker 5K.
I am both excited and nervous about this. With this being my first ever 5K and actually my first ever run I think that is somewhat to be expected. If you would have told me last year when we were up at Manistee for the Manistee National Forest Festival that the next year I would be running a 5K, I would have laughed. But after losing about 50 pounds and getting into the best shape of my life I can now see it as a possibility. Hopefully, this will not be my last 5K.
By now you are probably wondering what all of this has to do with my post about mullet-boy. Well, let me tell you. In the reply email that Eric sent me after I told that I would then be running in the 5K he told me that he knows who mullet-boy is, because he was a former student of Eric’s at Ludington High School. I died laughing after hearing that because how ironic is that? He also told me that mullet-boy is very proud of his mullet and would be pleased of his notoriety. And he should be proud of his mullet, because it was one righteous mullet.