Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Team Gab Virtual Race

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On Monday the husband was off work so I convinced him to run a 5k with me for the Team Gab Virtual Run.  It didn’t take too much convincing since he was going to go running anyways.  {You know, to keep up his streak --- he’s over 50 days of running every day at least 1 mile.}  Since it was his day off he slept in and we headed out to run around 9am. 

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It was a rainy day on Monday but that didn’t stop us.  We geared up in our water proof running jackets and headed out to run a loop around our neighborhood.  I wore my Zensah compression sleeves under my capris and socks because I don’t like water getting on my legs when I’m running in the rain.  Pink and yellow totally go together, right?!? 

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My Garmin was under my jacket so I couldn’t see it.  This ended up being good for me since I wanted to keep the pace “easy” since this run was my 5th day of running in a row.  Thankfully it wasn’t really raining very hard, just steady and light.  I actually enjoy running in the rain, especially when it’s just a little sprinkle.  Since it was later in the morning, a “holiday”, and raining there was no one else out running or walking in our neighborhood and traffic was light.  {Not that we have a lot of “traffic”.}

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Mile Splits:  11:15, 11:26, 11:16, last 0.11 = 1.02 {9:23 pace}
Overall:  3.11/35:00/11:15 avg

We ran a big loop around our neighborhood and finished up nearby our house and walked home for a cool down.  We talked about grabbing some fuel and going back out for another couple of miles but decided it was probably best that we didn’t.  We were both ready to get warm and spend the day lounging around the house.  {The sun ended up coming out later in the day so we took Lucy for a walk.}

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Cancer knows no boundaries.  It shows no preference to age, color or ethnic background.  It strikes the rich and the poor, the old and the young.  Chances are that cancer has touched your life in some way or another.  It’s touched mine, more than once. 

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.  ~John Diamond

If I lived in So Cal I would totally be joining Team Gab and running the
PCRF Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

GO TEAM GAB :)

"Cancer continues to claim the lives of more children than any other disease.
This statistic has not changed in more than 20 years."

 

Visit 365 Days of Awesome to learn more about Gabby and her diagnosis
You can learn more about Team Gab by clicking HERE.
You can donate to Team Gab by clicking HERE.

2 comments:

Ali Mc said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!! and I love you and your hubby. so darn cute :) I really want to donate some money to her. What a great story. I'm gonna save up :)

Great run!!!!

Suz and Allan said...

Love that you both ran this!