Saturday, June 25, 2011

Brain Health Blitz 5k

Last Sunday, on Father's Day, I ran my first solo race in over 2 years. It was awesome! It was also my first 5k of the year (the last one I did was last September). I made that one in under 40 minutes pushing Jack in the stroller. Going in, my only goal was to finish this one in under 40 as well.

It was a great course, going around a lake at one of my favorite shopping centers. Except that we had to go around it 4 times and by the 3rd time around, I was getting tired of the same route! It was mostly flat with one small hill. It wasn't easy, but I ran the whole way and pushed it a little on the last lap.

My official race time is 32:52! Woohoo! There were only 36 people running and it was such a nice, relaxed race, put on by the Alzheimer's Association. I don't think they advertised it really well so not many people knew about it, but it was great. I hope they do it again next year!

Jack and Sidney cheered me on and took some pictures while I ran.

I'm not sure when my next race will be, but I look forward to running much more. I've been running around my neighborhood more and last weekend I ran Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I'd love to run more 5k's and slowly work my way up to longer distances. My ultimate goal is still a half marathon!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Race for the Cure- Team Felicia

On Saturday June 4, 2011, we walked for my coworker Felicia (the one in the pink wig). At just 32, Felicia is now a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed in November 2010 and started treatment in December. This past weekend she had a bilateral mastectomy and is expected to make a full recovery. We're glad she was able to walk with us!

We've already started a team for the 2012 walk, this time calling ourselves Banner Companies for the Cure since we all know other women who have survived or are battling breast cancer. I'm happy to be a part of something so important and hope we can make a greater impact in 2012!