Friday, July 18, 2008

Adding to the T-Shirt Collection

Cherry Runner

Although the average runner, of which I am, doesn't run races to win them, we are still prone to race day jitters. The more races you run, the more you can combat those nerves, but something very big like a marathon can still feel very daunting. Hence the reason I ran the Cherry Festival 15K last weekend. For fun. No really, it was fun!

A 15K is equal to 9.3 miles and I can hear most of you groaning out there thinking that I must be crazy to elect to run that far. Yet in my mind 9 miles is nothing. In fact, after I crossed to finish line on Saturday I would have had almost two more of those exact races to go to finish a marathon. I think in terms of not how many miles I have just run, but of how many more there are to go. And let me tell you, I have a loooong way to go.

The race was not all just fun and games though. It was also an indicator of my true race running pace, and a test to see just how much all of this blasted training is paying off. You might be interested to know that it is going very well. Your donations, after all, are kind of like investments into this marathon. Every donation I receive is like a little bit more incentive to get out there and make all of you proud.

All of you must feel pretty good about this idea because last weekend,
WE MADE GOAL!

From here on out every donation is like icing on the cake and it feels pretty good to know that so many people care. Let's keep those donations coming and give cancer a run for its own money! Pun definitely intended ;)

2 comments:

daphne said...

That's awesome Amber! I'm so much in awe of you. Whenever I'm in the middle of a race I can't help but think how much it SUCKS. But then I cross the finish line and can't wait to do it all over again! It's painful and fun all at the same time. Keep running, my friend. :)

Ambrewskins said...

Thanks! I'm always inspired by you because quite frankly triathlons scare the bejeepers out of me. Swimming then biking then running? I'd feel so out of my league!