Johnny’s Race Blog: Proving Them Wrong

November 2, 2014 /

Saturday, October 25 was the last Por Vida training session. Now Run with Los Muertos 5K participants are preparing for the race on Saturday, November 1, 2014 in Coachella, Calif. Photo: Courtesy of Run With Los Muertos

Tonight is the Run with Los Muertos 5K in Coachella, Calif. Photo: Courtesy of Run With Los Muertos

Entry 7 – November 1, 2014

JOHNNY FLORES / Coachella Uninc.

Coachella — Tonight is the night. Tonight is the Dia de los Muertos 5K run.

I’ve been anxiously awaiting this day for several weeks. For the past several weeks, while I anticipated the run itself, I participated in a training program in order to be prepared.

I am prepared. I am ready to conquer this race.

As I sit here typing up one of my final blogs, I cannot help but think about the long journey. I wasn’t initially excited about the 5K. And even though I was a bit discouraged because my family and friends were making bets to see how long I would last, over time, my excitement has grown.

Yesterday, I received my pre-race packet. With my bib in tow, my parking pass handy and my amazing shirt designed by Herbert Siguenza, I am ready to run in honor of my Uncle Genaro.

Tonight is the night where I prove the naysayers wrong and prove that anything can be done with a little practice and a whole lot of heart.