Well I got out of work at 4:40a.m. Saturday morning and meetup with my Team Challenge Group at 6a.m. right around the corner from my house. This morning we ran 9 miles. It was a cool plensent morning here in Las Vegas. I started at the front of the pack and never looked back. I was feeling great and the thought that I was doing this for someone else and to help other people really was in the back of my mind and inspiring me. The music on my headset helped as well. The whole time, I only looked back once or twice to see if someone was close. I really just was challenging myself and the inspiration in my mind of helping other people. I ran real good and ending up finishing well in front of everyone else. I didn't time myself because it wasn't about that, but someone about 5 runners back said he came in 1 hour and 12 minutes.
Last week doing the same distance I was about 10th. However, I didn't know where I was going and I felt shy around new people and wan't to follow and not lead. I still felt shy this week, but not as shy. After we all finished we had a potluck breakfast. I made my shakes and put it in a pitcher. I don't think anyone knew what it was, I should have labeled it. There were lots of fruits, bagels, pancakes, muffins, I didn't have any, just two shakes, roughly 450 calories. It was nice chatting with other people and getting ideas on how to fundraise, what to write or say to people. I read a sad story that they had on the display of a girl that is 20, that has had Crohn's disease since she was 3. She missed her Senior prom, and spent most of her summers in school recovering from surgeries. They said she is in the hospital but we will meet her as soon as she feels better. If you are interested in helping my cause, I have a link on the side of my blog. Thank you for any support at all!
I am going to the UNLV vs. BYU game with friends tonight. Tomorrow morning bright and early going with friends to Arizona to see the Arizona Cardinals versus the Texans on Sunday. Go Cardinals!
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