Contrary to most single people my age, I love Valentine's Day! I love celebrating with my students and just having an extra reason to celebrate the people I love.
This year, I got to show my love for people in a different way. I got to run in a 5k for the Monterey Rape Crisis Center. I pray that the money raised today will make a huge difference in the lives of some young women!
This was my first race, and it was a super cool experience! Rachel and I ran the 5k. A couple of friends from work came, and they ran the 10k. I have been having problems with my right foot going numb about halfway into the race. It happened again today, so I definitely ran slower than I would have liked to.(I'm going to see a doctor this week.)
BUT we accomplished our goal! We ran 3.1 miles in 41 minutes, without stopping. This is the longest distance we've ever ran, and we are pretty proud of it! I'm thankful for encouraging friends who came along to support and encourage me to push through the pain and the urge to stop. :) 4 months ago I laughed at the thought of even running a mile...
After the race, we had breakfast and relaxed a little before heading back to Santa Cruz. It was such an awesome day and a great way to start Valentine's Day! I am looking forward to a movie with a friend tonight, but before that...a nap! My body may need a few days to recover!