Last night was our local Run for Boston put on by Uberthons. This organization did a great job of pulling a race together in less than a month…with 100% of the proceeds going to the OneBoston fund to help the victims of the marathon bombings.
First off I want to thank my sorority sisters of Tumblr ( themotherrunner, runswithpoodles & melanieisdoinglife) for coming out and supporting the race and my efforts at public speaking!! You girls are Da Bomb!!
And also a big thank you to my kiddo for hitching a ride out with these crazy kids to come & support my speaking and run with me!
Anyway, last night I was asked to speak at the race start…
I really had no pre-planned speech so I just winged it and from what everyone told me I did pretty good!
This guy however, wrote a speech!! He also was the FIRST person to finish the 5k last night, blasting past us (kiddo and I) just as we were approaching mile 1 — I am pretty sure he finished around 15 - 17 mins…
It was hot, muggy and sunny but the turnout at the race was great!!
There were all levels of runners from serious & competitive to families with strollers and dads running with kids on their shoulders!!
They had very cool race medals that were done similar to the Boston Marathon medal — the were $5 extra but the proceeds went to the OneBoston fund!
There were no PR’s for me…not even close…probably one of my slower runs ever (40:22) but it was fun to get out there and be with my friends, daughter and local running community to give back and pay it forward!
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- melanietris said: That guy is Joe Dudeman and he is fast!
- shrinkingmomma said: That is so great.
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- footy-chic said: Ah, looks like it was a good event. Sorry we were unable to go.
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- rookcanrun said: That really is a cool medal. Great job on the run. Did nobody record your speech? PDX tumblr, you let us down! :)
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- themotherrunner said: It was awesome!!!
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