Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Out Run CF!!!

A few posts back, I talked about my new love of running.....I definitely am NOWHERE NEAR being able to run a marathon or even a HALF marathon for that matter. I ran a 10k (6.2 miles) back in May for our annual CF Great Strides walk/run and honestly could barely walk for 3 days. NO JOKE. But I am ready and WILLING to give this long distance thing another shot...especially if it means BEATING CYSTIC FIBROSIS INTO THE PAVEMENT.

On March 20, 2011 there is an Out Run CF virtual race being held by Rock CF and CysticLife, 2 AMAZING organizations that are doing SO much for the CF community. The best thing about this race is that ANYone, ANYwhere can join! You can run or WALK any distance, whether it's a block or a full marathon, ANYwhere you'd like, while thousands of other people across the world are doing the SAME THING. We all lace up our shoes and put on our Out Run CF shirts (you receive one when you register) on the same day, at the same time, and raise awareness TOGETHER. How unbelievably cool is that?!

You are welcome to map out your own route, OR (AHEM!) JOIN ME! Some friends and I are mapping out a fun route and we'd love to have you along. I would love nothing more than to have a gazillion pictures of a GAZILLION people racing around little 'ol Des Moines, IA to plaster all over my blog and the CysticLife site.

So, again, here are all the specifics...

What: An Out Run CF Virtual Race held by Rock CF and CysticLife
When: March 20, 2011
Why: Because anyone can run – whether it’s for a minute or a marathon! Together, we can Out Run CF.

How: Register here

And, lastly, here is a REALLY cool site to get you started...you basically just set up an account and then track your training progress AND keep track of others! (Be sure to join the Rock CF/CysticLife group, so you can hold me accountable and make sure I'm not slacking off!) I am committing to a half marathon, which is 13.1 miles. Whoa. I just put it in writing. I think I just threw up a little. Not going to promise to run the whole thing, but I WILL complete it (somehow!)...does anyone have a golf cart I can use??????? So, who's going to be my wingman??!

1 comment:

  1. Thank GOD I won't be running it alone! Let's get together to brainstorm the route. Something scenic yet HIGHLY visible would be awesome!!!