Monday, May 4, 2009

How Much I Needed To Go Out And Race

The first race of the season, and for a beautiful cause - World Concern’s Free Them: Stop Human Trafficking 5K raised money for women and children at risk of, or enslaved in, the injustices of sexual exploitation, trafficking and slave labor.

I ran for the cause, and no timing or PR was considered.... until the gun went off....

After mile one at 9:44, I said to myself, what about if I push it? Mile two reminded me that I have been two months without running, but I felt so happy to be back, that in mile three I recovered some. Final pace 10:27. No PR was possible, of course.

After the race, I had the fortune of running into a former boss. She gave me comfort in this time of loss, and I wonder if, really, nothing is casual in this world.

And after finding out How Much I Needed To Go Out And Race, I can certainly say, that I am back!!!

Deb and her 4 yo daughter, who joined the race in the last half mile


Backofpack said...

Lizzie, Glad to hear you got out to run and so enjoyed it! And for a good cause too - all the better. You look like you've lost some weight these last months, hope your appetite is back and you are feeling good. Glad to know you are out and about again!

Anonymous said...

Good to know you are back.

ShirleyPerly said...

What a WONDERFUL reason to run! And with that low race number and in that very flattering outfit, I think you look like an elite runner :-)

Glad you had a good time at the event!

Petraruns said...

You superstar you - you are back in the game! Get back into it slowly but stick with it - we will get our race together girlfriend!

Irish Blue said...

Great race and great cause. You look strong and healthy too! Welcome back!

I got the treadmill training stuff at I ordered disc 2, 3, 4 and the 5K plan. I'm doing it now and loving it. If you want to get to know Yuri better, go to uTube and type in his first and last name and you can see several videos he's done on running, stretching, strength training, etc.... I really like him.

CewTwo said...

You are gorgeous! You look great! My blog still has not been restored, so I went out and got my own. You can check soon for my new blog! Charlie

MarathonChris said...

Welcome back!!! It is here when you are ready and indeed you are!!!

Take your time and enjoy :-)