5 Reasons I Run:
5. Because no one can bother me for 30 minutes straight. When I am running I can’t change diapers, I can’t do dishes or fold laundry, or make dinner or even put little lego people heads on little lego people bodies that somehow popped off. The only thing I can do is to put headphones on and tune out the world.
4. It’s free. Well, once you subtract the cost of my double jogging stroller.
3. Because at some point in the day I am going to have to feed my kids dinner and I’m going to need a clear head in order to do that. If you haven’t read my post on what it’s like to feed my kids dinner, here it is.
2. I recently read an article that informed me that drinking wine is as good as exercising, but since I’m an overachiever, I think I’ll do both. I’m shooting for longevity.
1. I have never finished a run and thought to myself, “Gee, self. Why the heck did you just do that? I really wish you hadn’t gone for a run.” Nope, never thought that. Not even once.
So fellow readers and friends, won’t you join me?
The 37th Annual Penn Medicine Radnor Run, will be held on Sunday, October 26th 2014. This is a beautiful 5 mile run through the surrounding scenic Radnor neighborhoods. The event is lead by Cecily Tynan, ABC Action News Meterologist and proceeds from the Radnor Run support the American Lung Association, the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Race day promises to be fun for the whole family – especially the untimed 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk for youth and adults of all ages. My husband does this with my kids and “lets” me run the full 5 miles. Isn’t he sweet?
Awards will be given to the best overall male and female finishes, as well as the first, second and third place frontrunners of the 5-mile run in each of 5 age divisions.
And this post would not be complete without mentioning “Jody’s Cup“, an award for the fastest female honor of our dear friend’s daughter, Jody. Jody Lynn Sack was set to play lacrosse at UVA when she got in a terrible car accident and became blind just before her freshman year. Several years later she passed away in another tragic accident. The Jody’s Cup award honors the spirit and determination that Jody embodied through the struggles she endured. Her parents, my friends, are truly inspirational people. They are passionate about life and thrive off of physical activity and make the most of everyday. Jody’s mom, Lois, wrote a beautiful book honoring the life of her daughter which is available here: Her Brightness In The Darkness: A Memoir of Tragedy, Hope and Triumph
For more information about the race and to sign up click HERE!
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For training advice Click HERE. (Okay, its not a half marathon, but to some, it might feel like one.)