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