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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!!!! emoticon emoticon

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).

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    Congratulations! What a wonderful way to support the fight against a horrible disease.
    3030 days ago
    What a wonderful time! We don't do theme laps here - that sounds kind of fun. The luminaria ceremony is one of my fave things about Relay. Congrats on blowing your challenge out of the water!
    3031 days ago
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    Congratulations on exceeding your goals!
    You look so cool with your apron and hamburger hat, really sounds like a fun and great event.

    Thanks for sharing your photos and for your luminaria!

    3031 days ago
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