Sunday, June 07, 2009
I competed in a thing called "Run the gates". It is a five mile course with a bunch of hills set up in two sections of a town called Levittown in Pa. (Snowball gate and Forsythia Gate). It benefits four agencies that provide service to adults and children with disabilities. (4 for the future) I did a Wog (walk Jog walk).
It took me 1 hour and 33 minutes to do it. I think it took so long to do the five miles, because someone put a bunch of hills in the way LOL LOL.
About 4 1/2 miles into it I was all alone on the course and I started thinking OMG what have I gotten myself into. I rounded the final curve and I could hear the music playing from the finish line, then I saw one of the helpers out on the road and he said "you can do it", you're almost there.
As I was doing the Wog there were people sitting out on their lawns giving out water, spraying the runners with water or just cheering you on.
I am looking forward in doing it again next year, hopefully I can do it faster and have the company of my sister Dottie. Dottie was kind enough to stay with one of the young ladies and walk with her while I pushed myself to finish the course.
Until my next adventure