In spite of what this medal says
I still got 2nd place. Though only because I Ken Miles’d.
Backstory. There is a team that I am assigned to support and I have been attending their meeting. Once a month they do an all day meeting with an activity. Today’s meeting was in my neighborhood...figuratively and literally and the activity was the karting place down the street. 2 races, 30 total laps. I got the fastest lap speed consistently and was KILLING it the last race, but after I had pushed and pushed to try and break into the mid 24 second range (my goal) I eased off the last few laps as I had caught up to the field and was feeling bad about bullying this group who was out to have a good time. I knew I would also feel bad if I won again at another corporate event I was only tangentially related to. It sounds like an excuse, but it worked, I didn’t get top honors and the people I didn’t bully had more fun. The team doesn’t know and thats alright with me. I know the score.
laps 6 and 7 is where I lapped 2 people. laps 9, 10, 11 I was in the 24's. lap 12 I caught up, lap 13-16 I chilled and slowed up. As a bonus I met my speed goal AND I broke into the best laps of the week list
I’ve never felt better about 2nd place.