As many of you would know, yesterday was the day I ran for Breast Cancer. It was my first time running for more than just myself, and it felt good!
The race wasn’t quite as big scaled as runs such as Run Melbourne or City to Bay, but the turn out was still good. Organized by the South Australian Road Runners Club, the number of people who turned up in pink gear or wearing pink ribbons was really heartwarming to see!
I was rather happy to see that the cancer council was there to support us as well and equally pleased to see many who took the threat of skin cancer seriously and were over at the cancer council stand slapping on sunscreen. Me included, as I had conveniently forgotten my tube of sunscreen back at home. Smart move.
My pink running shoes! I really quite like them but they don’t support my feet right so I end up with injuries after. But that’s not really the point here.
7.55am – folks were starting to gather around the starting line. Seeing as our route was actually along the River Torrens, this was going to be one scenic run!
Long story short: I finished my run. I no longer question the probability of me finishing runs anymore as I know I am capable of finishing them. I clocked in at 41:31 minutes, which is around 6 minutes faster than my last 5km timing so I’m chuffed!
Taking even 1-2 minutes off would have been amazing, but 6 minutes? That’s amazing. I want to train more so I can hit 5km under 30 minutes now!!
My final results were: 16 in my age group (25-29), 106 in my gender group and 139 overall.
Not too shabby, considering I really only started running in July. How far I’ve came since then. *marvels*
But even though the race is over, the race to fundraise isn’t yet!
So click on the banner and do your bit for the cause, and if you can’t spare a dollar then head on over to the current giveaway that Estee Lauder is sponsoring and do your bit and stand a chance to win $500 worth of products too!
Would you consider running for a cause?