Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sport Relief Run

Last minute, I decided to sign up for the Sport Relief Run 2012. We saw signs for it around Buckingham Palace and St. James' Park, looked it up, and then decided to sign up and support the cause. It was a charity run and the money went to the less fortunate. It was only 6 pounds to run which is super cheap for a race! It was pretty laid back and casual and everyone was just there to have a good time for a good cause with their families.

You could choose to run either 1 mile, 3 miles, or 6 miles. Of course I chose the 6 mile one which isn't even that long. I was pretty proud of myself for my time because I haven't been running as much recently as I have in the past. The 6 mile race took me.....

46 minutes! That is 7.6 minutes per mile which I was excited about. There was a time in my life where I would run an hour everyday and if I missed a day, I felt so guilty! It was like I couldn't go a single day without running. Now with moving to London and working full time, it is harder to find the time. I only run about twice a week but I also teach Zumba twice a week at LA Fitness. It was nice to get back into it a bit. It made me want to keep it up, train, and sign up for some more races! My first race was the Spanish Fork half marathon which I placed 3rd in my age group (20-24 females) coming in at 1 hour and 51 minutes. My second race was in Hawaii, The Great Aloha Run. It was an 8 miler and I came in at 58 minutes. My goal is to run a full marathon someday, so we will see when that happens! Hopefully sooner than later!

Through out the race, there were bands playing and lots of other music playing as well. It really helped me to keep up my energy and be entertained. It was a little cold though and the first couple miles I was frozen and numb. I couldn't really feel my arms! It didn't warm up that day until later in the afternoon, and it was beautiful. There were some people running the race that were decked out in costumes. There were people dressed up as bananas, superman, caterpillars, disco dancers, you name was probably there.

I mean many times in your life can you say that you ran a race in front of Buckingham Palace, St. James' Park, Green Park, in London? This was a once in a lifetime run, and I am glad that I had the opportunity to do it. Who knows? Maybe the Queen was watching me run from her bedroom window! :) 
Because I signed up late, I wasn't assigned a proper I got this tacky number sign to wear with the original number crossed out and a new number written on with marker! Like I say, this was a "fun" run.
Thanks to Nate, I have all these great pictures of the race. He was so supportive and sweet during this whole thing. During the race I saw him a couple times and he had his camera all ready to shoot some shots as he yelled, "Good job Sweetie!" I love him so much. Plus, he is really good at taking pictures! Thanks Babe!


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  2. nice job! you are one fast cooners.