Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

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!


7 comments:

MeganAnne said...

could your laces be too tight? I've been noticing this in a couple of my toes in my new hiking boots that I've been braking in.

MeganAnne said...

ps. Congrats on the race!!

Christal said...

I try leaving it really loose...so it doesn't seem to be that...I have no idea!

Katie Lady said...

Woo hoo for you you!!! WE are very proud of our Tee-Ti and can't wait to see you soon. I am training for the adventure sprint in SLO county on 5/16. Can you come and hang with our boys while we run/bike/kayakyak?

Christal said...

I'm sure I could make that happen! And way to throw in my scrapbooking blunders...haha. miss you too!

Anonymous said...

Oh My How slim you look.... Really so proud of you...... Hope you can get that foot taken care of.... Luv Ya, G-Ma.....

Katie Lady said...

I agree with your Grandma. You look fantastic! Now, if we can just get your foot to feeling fantastic, too. Since I'm not a Twitterer or Facebooker, CALL ME with an update later. xoxo