I realize I haven’t posted in a while. You know how it is…you have good intentions, then life happens. The next thing you know 3 months has passed. Yep, that’s my story. My goal was consistent posting, but then I got busy and put it off. Then a day passed…then another…then a week…weeks…months. You get the picture. So, I guess I need to make up for some lost time, if I still have any readers out there.
My last post (way back in April) was about a race I ran for a good cause. Since then, I have completed three more 5K’s, bringing my total for the year to five. My goal was to average one per month and complete 12, so I’m behind schedule. At this rate I’m not sure I’ll make 12, but I’m working on it.
On April 16, I completed race number 3 – the Run 4 Kids 5K.
This was another one for a good cause. It benefits the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home (TBCH), which provides residential and foster care services. I had walked this one a couple of times in the past, but this was my first time running it. My favorite part of this race was the kids 1-mile fun run at the end. Once the 5K was done, a group of kids, including some serviced by TBCH, ran the 1-mile fun run. It was great seeing them having so much fun, and everyone there was standing alongside the finish line cheering them on. The smiles on their faces was priceless. What a blessing to participate in this event!
The next race I ran was the Snowball Express 5K, held on Memorial Day in downtown Franklin, TN.
This one benefited the organization Snowball Express, which provides support for families of fallen military. The idea for the race came from the family of MSG Tre Ponder, who was killed in action in 2005. His daughters wanted to give back to the organization that had helped them, so they came up with the idea for the race.
It was truly an honor to participate in this race. We have some amazing men and women serving our nation in the military, and some make the ultimate sacrifice. Organizations like Snowball Express are so wonderful because of the work they do to support our military families. And, what better day than Memorial Day to have this race!
The last race I ran was the Music City July 4th 5K.
While this one didn’t benefit any great organization, it was a fun way to kick off July 4th. This one was tough! It was very hot that day, which always makes running hard. But the course itself was tough. The first mile was great – most was downhill, and what wasn’t downhill was level. Then miles 2 and 3 happened and I thought I was going to die! Mile 2 was almost entirely uphill, and much of the last mile was uphill as well. But, I did it, and I felt great! Although it was tough, I’m sure I’ll do this one again next year.
So that should have everyone up to speed on my races, if you care. I haven’t registered for another one yet, but I have a few in mind. I need to complete 7 more in order to meet my goal of 12. Hopefully I’ll make it. And, if you’re interested, you can read about the rest of them when I post here. 🙂