Finally, the time has come...and I'm injured. Not.Cool. My hip was sore all week last week and I really wasn't looking forward to this race. I wanted nothing more than to let loose and really race, but I didn't even think I was going to be able to run the whole thing and that totally bummed me out.
The Dash for Donation is a race to raise funds and awareness for organ donation. I ran as part of a team: Team Superman. The captain of our team is an organ recipient we ran in honor of his donor and his donor's family (who were also on the team).
|The capes were pretty awesome.|
|Kate and I before the start|
Every once in a while, Kate would ask "Are you OK? Do you need to walk?" I was OK and didn't need to walk. Right before mile 3, there was a hill to climb--OK, this is Columbus, our hills aren't anything spectacular, but I haven't been running much and when I have run, it's been in my very flat neighborhood. I told Kate that I might have to walk the hill, but when we got to the hill, I powered up it without a problem. I was so thrilled! We sprinted to the finish line and our official time was 32:15.
This was the best run I've had in a long time. What a nice surprise.
Over All Placing: 708/2639
Mile 1- 10:41
Mile 2- 10:19
Mile 3- 10:12
Last .13mi- 8:04