October 11, 2008

Race for a Cure... goal completed!!

We did it!! Ashley and I ran in the Race for a Cure this Saturday and it was AWESOME!!! There were over 10,000 runners - and thousands more cheering us on. We completed our 5k run in 35 minutes - we were so proud of us. Did I mention we are not natural born runners? This was our very first race and now we are hooked. The adrenalin rush was amazing - I felt like doing a little touchdown dance at the finish line. This race can also be so emotional seeing all of the breast cancer survivors walking around in their pink shirts - seeing the memorial signs for so many other women. The statistic is 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Very scary and very real to lots of families.

After the race we were treated with free Panera Bread, Starbucks coffee, and yogurt. This race knows me - all my favorite things! To top off my day I won a gift card to Academy Sports - they picked my number out of 10,000 other participants.... what are the chances?? Great day - Great run - Ran with purpose - With my Best friend beside me! You can't get any better than that. Put it on your calendar now and join us next October.


Alicia said...

I am so glad you and Ashley ran!!! You go girls!

th77hunter said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog Jennifer! You go girl running a 5K. I ran one in college and have been wanting to do another one but haven't yet. You're an inspiration:)

Jenn said...

Thanks Alicia and Heather! Not sure I would call myself an inspiration but I don't feel like an old mom anymore - I feel empowered to be young and hoping to keep up the pace and run more races! We should get a group together and pick another race to do.

Courtney said...

I had no idea you were blogging. I guess I need to get with the program. Sorry.
I am really impressed that you Ashley ran in Race for the Cure. I guess Zeta really is forever! I probably have not run 10 times since I got married so I am extremely proud of you both.

Jenn said...

Courtney - welcome to the blog! You're not too far behind... I guess I started around July or so??

And yes the race for the cure was a blast!! I thought I should pull out the ole ZTA jersey but Ashley wouldn't have run with me. I didn't even give the secret handshake to anyone -- maybe next year?? Can I count on you to join us next year?? Get running!!!