Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I've been dying to put my seemingly useless long distance running ability to good use for awhile now... and last weekend the perfect opportunity finally presented itself.

Family Care Network holds a fundraiser every year, its a 10k along the beach sand between Morro Rock to Cayucos Pier. 6.2 miles, baby. I planned on doing it months ago when I first heard about it, but lost hope when I missed the early registration cut off. As luck would have it, my mom and her girlfriend did sign up, but couldn't do it at the last minute, so I drug Kari kicking and screaming by her hair all the way down the beach.



I want to run MORE. But that is another blog I suppose.

It was so inspiring to be there... with so many other people... all taking off at the same time, all crossing the same finish line at different paces.

Because I am cheesy (and unashamed to admit it!), Tyson and I made the ultimate play mix for me and Kari the night before so we synced our pods. I seriously got chills from all the adrenaline and energy bursting thru my headphones and all around me and my fabulous friend.

(I know, I'm a dork. Take me or leave me, baby).

So, I only ran it for me. Not for my stats. But they didn't end up being half bad for my first run, I thought! Guess that's what happens when you have absolutely no expectations for yourself... haha.

347th place... out of 1614 runners.

My time was 57min and 42 seconds... that is a 9:18min/mile.

I think I can beat it next time.... I want to do the same run again in July.

We'll see.



Steph said...

what hotties! matching ipods, matching outfits, love it:) good job!!!

Rachel said...

You are so awesome! I love the second picture of you crossing the finish line....woohoo!

Beatrice Blount said...

i did a half marathon and i swear i almost cried with all that crazed adrenaline. good job!

.heidi.noelle. said...

Yay for you! My Dad did it too :) But I didn't have the heart to ask his time :)