Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Race for the Cure with Friends

On Saturday, September 10, 2011, I ran Cleveland's Race for the Cure with my friends Britt and Shannon. Neither of them had run a 5K before, so being their first race, I was honored to run with them. I really like to think that I inspire others to run so the better story is to tell you that they both trained for weeks and my running journey is what encouraged them to sign up. 

The truth is my peer pressure and a few drinks a week before the race forced them to agree to run with me and there was no turning back once I signed them up the day before the race. Inspiration? Peer pressure? It's all the same.

We woke up on Saturday morning to the sound of rain. Not a little rain, but a complete downpour. We figured we would head downtown anyway and see what transpired over the next hour or so. By race time, there was only a slight drizzle and we were ready to go...

Steve really is my biggest fan and has never missed one of my races...I can promise you that he wishes he missed this one :) He didn't understand why I had him get up early on a Saturday, stand in the rain and hold all of our stuff for a 5K. Would he do it for a half marathon? Yes, but a 5K? Let's just say he just wasn't his spirited self.

This just says it all...

After the race, we walked over to Rascal House for a post-race beer. It was a good time and I was proud of both Shannon and Britt for finishing.

 Until next time...

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