My first race ever was in September of 2008. It was my first time running outdoors. It also was the most difficult run I’d had in my life! Can you believe it? Barely 3 miles.
2008 was actually a tough year for me and getting into running was a perfect distraction and accomplishment.
Seriously, what did I expect after only running on the treadmill?
It was the Komen Race for the Cure and I came in at 34 minutes. I can run under that time now and a 5K is a breeze these days but I did come a long way.
After a few more 5Ks, I did 5 miles, 6 miles, 10K, 10 miles, 15K, and I even tried a half marathon last year.
Each race left me hungry for more.
I probably spent a fortune on exercise gear alone.
My favorite race so far had been the 10 miler. I think I was the most prepared by being unprepared and it was the day when I truly learned how I was “born to run.”
There’s no stopping me now. Today, I signed up for the ING Marathon in Miami scheduled January 27th, 2013. My aunt, a bionic beast herself, asked me to sign up and there was no second guessing it.
Dreaming to be the best I can be. Pushing my body to its limit, puking if I have to because I want it so bad. I need it. It’s a goal that I can meet because I see it in the distance. It’s an experience I want to cross off my list.
This is day 2. I’m not fast today… I’m actually very tired and it’s super super hot. However I checked out this sweet feature on NikePlus.com. Remember to support the race for the cure. It’s tax deductible. Read the email here. I raised $55 yesterday. I paid $30 for the race itself. It should be great! Besides, who doesn’t want to save breasts?
I want to thank Julian, Melissa, Samuel and Nathan for donating yesterday! What little you can donate will be very appreciated. It doesn’t go to me, it goes to Komen’s Greater NYC Race for the Cure.
Last year Yvonne and I ran the 5k at Central park for the Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure.
It was a remarkable experience. We ran with 26,000 + people for the cure! I think this is a charity worth supporting. Especially since most of us do love breasts .
I hope to do it every year, God willing. It’s only 3.1 miles and we have been practicing to get back into it. Yesterday we ran for 40 minutes outdoors (of course the race is going to be relatively easy after doing that) but running on Sept 13th is our goal. I’m only raising $250 but it would be GREAT having support from members of social networks who believe in this cause.
By raising $250… I help (according to the site) women with:
A full clinical breast exam including mammography
Educational information on good breast health
Hot nutritious meals for women with breast cancer and their children
Patient navigation services for women with abnormal mammograms
Legal assistance for women with breast cancer
I signed up today for the race, it’s currently $30 to sign up so if you’re interested in running in Central Park on Sept 13th, please join as well form the website.