Relay for Life Recap
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
I'm so excited to report that I totally exceeded my personal goal of walking a half-marathon (13.1 miles) at the Relay for Life event this past weekend (7/31-8/1).
I walked a marathon (26.25 miles!) instead!!!!
I even ran mile 19-20 at 12:30am!
It was a fantastic event and I had a wonderful time really getting to know some of my teammates while supporting a really worthwhile organization at the same time.
I even won a few prizes - the theme for this year's Relay was "Carnival for a Cure," so each team participating had to have a little carnival style game at their tent area. One team had a spin-the-wheel game, where I won a bbq apron complete with tools.
There were some theme laps, one of which was a funny hat lap, thus the hamburger hat I'm wearing. It was just too perfect with the apron.
I also wanted to share the luminaria I made for the luminary ceremony, as well as give a shout out to Mikiio for so generously donating to my fundraising page. It was a really moving ceremony for me this year, especially after losing a good friend from college to cancer-related infection in November 2009.
It was beautiful to walk around the track and have the darkness lit up by so many people's memories and well-wishes
(thanks to Eileen Shattuck for the photo).
All in all, awesome event and I am so proud of myself for totally exceeding my goal ( and having only one tiny blister on my left 4th toe as a reward).