Sunday, January 31, 2010

London's Run!

Yesterday I ran my first 10K along with my friends Kristi and Melissa! The run we did is called the London's Run which is an annual event that benefits Queen Creek families dealing with cancer. The first run was held for London Solomon, a little girl who was diagnosed with leukemia shortly after her seventh birthday. She passed away before the first run, which is now held in her memory.

The two Queen Creek students Natalie 15 and Dustin 10 have been through a year of cancer treatments and are the two featured cancer patients who will benefit from this year's London's Run. Both of them were at yesterdays event and there were over 1100 runners! It was so awesome to see so many people come and support these children

Here's Kevin's shot of me getting ready to cross the finish line. My goal for this event was to run the whole 6.2 miles without stopping and I'm happy to say after 10 weeks of training 6 days a week I was able to run the whole time! I really enjoyed training for this run it was hard work but totally gratifying not only did I accomplish my goal my legs have never looked better and I lost 2 pant sizes in the process so it was totally worth it!

Now that this run is over I will be running another 10K in 2 weeks for a family in our last stake who have conjoined twins. I decided that I want to run a few more smaller runs this year so that way I can tackle the 1/2 marathon at next years London's run!

There is no way I could have done this without Kevin! I want to thank my wonderful supportive husband who got the kids ready for school every morning so I could go out and do my training, he new how much I wanted to do this and I love him for everything he has done to help me achieve this goal! I love you Kevin with all my heart!


bobbi said...

Congrats! It is such an awesome achievement to do something so physical and so rewarding!!

The Fergy Bunch said...

I'm really proud of you and you look great! Keep it up! =D

Sunflourmom said...

Love it! So very proud of you! And looking good girl!!! Kevin's the best!

Anonymous said...

Way to go! That's so neat! Gotta love the smaller pants sizes! Good luck on your next races!

Tera said...

Having run a 5k before (that was exhausting in and of itself) I can imagine how much hard work you put in to be able to do this run. Good job! Be proud of yourself. Not many people will ever run a race that big!