The race has come and gone. I was ready for it. But it certainly was here before I knew it.
The Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure was Saturday at LSU. 7am came bright and early for the time for us to meet and leave to arrive for the early bird specials like visiting all the sponsoring tents for freebies; to enjoy the band while we mingled around until the 8.30 5k staring time.
Our team was at the starting line ready to go. My idea of a Saturday race day was to be warm, sunny, and fast. The real race day turned out to be around 40 degrees to start with. It was sunny with blue skies and windy. So instead of my idea of our team in matching t-shirts, it was each one for herself in layered shirts, jacket and hoodies and warm long pants.
The runners were as far as you could see front and rear. See, we really weren't the first in line.
So from the starting point, thru the campus, around Tiger Stadium, up the hill, around the lakes,and Sorority Row, to the finish line, we made it. We really didn't run. We were a fast paced walker.
As we came thru the finish line, the clock showed 1:12:26. So that is approximately 20 minutes per mile for us in a group of approximately 10,000 people, of which only a few experienced runners raced for their best time to compete for medals in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in their age category.
To sum it up:
my first 5k
my training for about 6 weeks got me running 1 mile in just a wee over 12 minutes
we didn't actually run in this 5k, we walked at a fast pace among 10,000 participants
it was a fun experience to raise money for a cure
Have to show my team t-shirt design. White shirt is the affliate t-shirt we got when signing up. The green shirt is our team t-shirt design.
Seeing the finish line I felt like I could go another 5K. It was fun with great team mates.
The end result was to share in Race for the Cure.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Since its inception in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a global series of more than 120 Races with more than 1 million people expected to participate in 2013.
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