2.04.2008

Fun Running?

Last weekend Easy E and I ran in a race. Okay, I guess when it's called a "fun run" there really isn't anything race-y about it, but regardless, we got up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning to run 2 miles for charity.

I should have prefaced that I am absolutely, in no way, a runner. I have always hated running but, (like many others, I'm sure) I have made it a goal to run this year and actually enjoy it. My friend Alisha and I (along with E) are planning on running a half-marathon in November, so this was our little "kick-off" event.

The proceeds from London's Run went to a couple of kids fighting leukemia and lymphoma. It felt great to be a part of the event and especially to be there with my family.

E finished 59th in the 2 mile and I finished 89th. There were 520 people running. Alisha got in 83rd.

Next up, 5k in March! We'll see how it goes...

*I can't believe that a 22yr old girl got in from the 1/2 marathon in 1hour 27min. She had a 6:41 pace. Wow!

**Special thanks to Grandpa for the babysitting, photos, and good company.**


5 comments:

sheena said...

How fun!! I'm so jealous of your warm running weather!!

Such a good job!!

Lewieville said...

I am jealous of the weather too, but I am not jealous of in in July! Good job, very ambitious, I wish I had that energy, or you body! (I don't know why I'm surprised I have never had a figure even close to yours!!!) Good job

Mandy, Kelly, Jackson and Grace said...

I really like the "sweet success!" It looks great on you! I'm bummed we missed it, but count me in on the Anthem run. By the way, I don't think Eric can count this as a "successful" fun run. I'm going to have to call you out as a cheater, cheater, pumpkin eater! I heard you walked. Shame, shame! :) just kidding. we still love you though

Garrison Propaganda said...

hooray! thats quite the feet no matter how you finished as long as you were on your own legs. way to get pumped for future runs. great pictures documenting the event!

Kiersten Matt Ezra Eliza said...

That does seem like fun! Oh, and the warm weather- I am jealous! I feel like we've been stuck in the same ol thing for quite some time, everything revolves around our house, it will be fun to change it up some and do some fun quality activities! I wish we were neighbors so you could help motivate me to do some running! Great job!

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