Johnny’s Race Blog: Proving Them Wrong

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.


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