I am still working away on the running post I told you about, but I want to let you know about the run I did last night with Ann Marie and Erika.
One of my fellow FitFluential ambassadors, Lisa, put together a virtual race to benefit her friend's 6 year old son Kyle, who is battling cancer. Cancer sucks, and here in the US, health care costs become pretty prohibitive.
A virtual race is something you sign up for, and complete it in your own area (i.e. there is no race location.) Typically there is a time frame in which you have to 'race'; in this case we can do it anytime between February 1st and February 16th. You then submit your time to the race organizer. Sometimes there are cool prizes up for grabs, such as in this race. Personally, I'm gunning for the Starbucks card!!
All the race details can be found at Lisa's site, runwiki.org.
Ann Marie, Erika and I headed out last night to run our 10k along Greenlake. It was beautiful and DARK! Luckily, Ann Marie was wearing 2 flashing lights and Erika had super bright knuckle lights. I had a flashing light with lousy batteries.
Regardless, we had a great time, and averaged 9:30 minute miles. I hope that we can put a smile on Kyle's and his mom's face today! They have some amazing support!
Proof of just how short I really am.
If you want to join, you can check out the website. You have until February 16th to complete your race. If you do it, please leave me a comment below. I would love to know!
Thank you so much! I am typing this while tears pour down my face. My friend Nicole used to be a happy, funny and kind person, after three years of her son having Cancer she has, understandably so, become withdrawn, sad and sometimes mean. Today, for the first time in three years, I saw my friend smile and cry tears of joy when she saw the picture of you and girls after finishing your race! I can not begin to tell you how grateful I am, you have given her the ultimate gift, a small break, a bit of hope knowing that strangers are out there running for her baby. HUGE HUGReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, that is AMAZING!! I'm so glad we could share some joy. That makes me so happy :))))) Thank you for sharing that with me. It most definitely made my day and week!Delete
OH. My god! My heartstrings are about to get ripped right out! This is seriously SO cool! My heart is doing that annoying super hard pounding it does right before I tear up.Delete
what a great idea. so nice it's made such an impact on someone else.ReplyDelete
I love how the online community can pull together to do something so special.Delete
This was so much fun to run with you ladies...and icing on the cake to hopefully help Kyle and his family. I'm thrilled to hear his mom smiled - that warms my heart and made it extra special.ReplyDelete
Thanks to Lisa for organizing, and Julie for suggesting it! SO fun
I had such a good time as well!Delete
I really love this kind of stuff. Congrats on not getting run down because of faulty batteries and being so short. How have I previously missed this? Is it rude to ask a gal how tall she is in real life? Like her age? I really don't know!ReplyDelete
It is pretty great to be able to run to help others, even when you're nowhere near them. So, maybe it's rude to some people but not to me. I'm 5' and, like, a quarter inch.Delete
Oh, and TriGuy is 6'2''.
That's such a great thing you did for Kyle. Good luck to the little guy.ReplyDelete
I'm busy trying to work up to complete a virtual 5K with a few other bloggers, so the 10K sounds a bit daunting. Baby steps.
Thanks Pickleope, there is a 5k option for this race, if you think you'd be ready in the next couple of weeks. Will you blog about the 5k?? I would love to see a running Pickleope :DDelete
I've been thinking about doing this virtual race. I think you've convinced me!ReplyDelete
Yay! I hope you do!!Delete
I'm racing against you! I had no idea that was ever going to happen! Congrats on the run, and I agree that it's awesome. I'm signed up for a 5km.ReplyDelete
How cool is that?! When are you running?Delete
This is so awesome. I have a 6 on my training schedule for Sunday, so count me in!ReplyDelete
Yay! So cool, Samantha! All the info is on Lisa's website and it is really easy to participate.Delete
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