Saturday, May 17, 2008
Reaching My Goal
Today I ran a longer course around the neighborhood than I had before. It took me about 40 minutes to complete, and I was anxious to drive it and determine how many miles I had run. Well, it turns out that my mileage today was exactly 3.1 miles. This number just happens to be equal to 5K. So I have made my goal. When you do the math, I ran on average 1 mile in 13 minutes. The first time I could run a mile it took me around 18 minutes, if I recall correctly. It feels good to see what I have been able to accomplish. The Komen Race for the Cure is June 14, which is exactly 4 weeks from today. I'll be starting at the end of the group of competitive runners. I certainly won't be anywhere near the front finishers, who will be running something like 5-minute miles, but that doesn't matter. I will be able to run the entire distance, and there is a chance I won't be the last person to finish in the competitive category. I have also exceeded my fundraising goal for the race. From Sarah's and my contacts, we have raised over $1100. My goal was $1000. Thank you to all of my supporters and fans of my sister. Sarah is doing great after her surgery, by the way, and she got a good/clean pathology report this time too - the first since she got the cancer diagnosis. Yay!