Me, my mom, and 3600 other women got together and run/walked 3.1 miles.
Just look at the sea of pink:
It was completely exhilirating to be amongst so many women and to be so very encouraged as we ran by the spectators along the route.
The money raised from entrance fees went to mammography scholarships so that those who are under insured or uninsured can get mammograms (over $118,000 was raised).
There was an expo with tons of vendors. You could pick up t-shirts, free cups, and even massages (Oh Yeah!). Then there was Jazzercise to warm up.
Here is a brief video of the days events:
Now I messed up a little, this was my first race, and I didn't realize the importance of being in the front of the line (and I didn't keep time on my watch). I got stuck at the back of the pack and it probably took me 10 minutes to get to the start line...however I wasn' t running for time.
I am completely in love with running now. Even though I am not very good at it yet, nor very fast, I am going to keep practicing.
Have you run in races before?
Any tips on how to get better?
Or would you like to tell me about what you did this weekend that you enjoyed?