Sunday, September 30, 2012

Race for the Cure

Yesterday morning, I woke up before the sun to go downtown and do the Susan Komen Race for the Cure. Now, I'm not a runner or a morning person but this was something I felt I needed to do. It took me nearly a month to manage to get the day off from work but I argued that it was for a good cause and eventually won the day.

This was my first ever 5k, so I didn't know what to expect. I was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of people there and by the emotions all around me. I choked back tears nearly a dozen times as I listened to folks talk before the horn blew and the race started. But once it did, those pesky tears dried right up!

just a small portion of the crowd.

And in impressive fashion (at least to me, as someone who never runs) I ran about 1/3 of the race and power walked the rest. My best mile time was 12:40 and my slowest was 16 and a few seconds. Not too shabby!

crossing the finish line!

As I rounded the corner at the end, I saw a certain bearded fellow grinning at me from across the finish line and booked it for that last 200 feet. The feeling I got from actually doing this and then finishing it was amazing - I'm so proud of myself! It's a little weird, with my legs being as sore as they are today and my shins saying 'ouch!' but I could see this running thing maybe becoming a hobby. :-)

9 comments:

  1. Congragulations. I want to do one too, but i am trying to get into shape first. I can't run.. at all! I am really bad at this!
    Blessed be!

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  2. Congrats and more power to you, Danni! You should be so proud of yourself, and for helping the cause.

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  3. Wow Danni, I have walked it, but I never even attempted to run it. Get it girl. I am impressed, and inspired. And greekwitch, you can absolutely walk it, so don't be afraid of it. Congrats again, Danni. You rock!!

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  4. Yay! for the run. It always feels great to run for a cause you believe important, even it is just the cause of fitting in some really nice jeans (I'm just saying). I haven't raced in a few months... I might have to start running for something other than strong legs.

    P.S. Um, I was staring at the ribbon on your left boob. I know, I know, I'm horribly wicked ;-)

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  5. Congrats! and great job! I haven't run for a long time, I think I would probably get sores and aches if I were to start running. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  6. Brilliant! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I took up running a few months ago (I'm in training for next year's London Marathon!!!)and I couldn't have run for a bus at the time but now I'm loving it. I've lost weight and my health has improved no end :)

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  7. Yayyy Danni! I'm so proud of you for running for such a worthy cause. You look great and I love your smile...You run for all of us!

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  8. You are full of the awesome girl! What a loving man you have waiting there for you. I would have run to his bearded face to!

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  9. Go you! Running is such good soul food, live life on the edge - make it a hobby! X

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