Wednesday, November 7, 2012

After All Is Said And Done: Half Marathon Edition

Phew! It's taken me a bit to get here. My race was October 20th. I'd like to thank all of you for your support. I didn't reach my goals, but I did get some money towards the places I was running for and that feels pretty darn good.

For The Heart and Stroke Foundation I raised $70.00 and on the $60. fee for running in the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Half Marathon, together we raised $130 out of the $250 I was aiming for. Not too shabby. Thank you!

For Kids of Kalinovka's Happy Home Project, I didn't raise what I wanted. I think my hopes were too high and I was a bit unorganized. So a zero on that one. out of $250. Regardless, thank you all for your support, I was trying for a lot :D

For Bobby's Fund, I think we did pretty good. I had put $25 prior into his fund that I never added to my total, plus $25 from sales of my Cuddly's and together we raised $50 out of the $100 I was aiming for for this little man. Thank you!

Again, thank you for all your support!

So now, how did my race go? It was the toughest out of the two I've done. Why? It wasn't that I didn't train enough. It was because my whole house came down with the flu race weekend. It wasn't just here either. Jane from Flight Platform Living and her 15 for 50 rainbow team were all sick too. Most of us weathered through it. A few others waited until the weekend after to do a long walk in support when they had passed over the worst of their illness.

I think we all did fabulous. I almost passed out at mile 5 and then mile 10 - 12 had me feeling deathly sick, but your belief in me and my belief that one person can make a difference kept me pressing on. Thinking of everything and everyone I was running for kept me moving and finished in 2: 42: 22. Pretty darn good for being as sick as I was.

Here's me before the race:

Here is my photographer, personal driver and one of my cheerleaders. My father. (The other one was at home puking his guts out. Literally. Poor hubby)

No end race pics. I wanted to purchase some pics, but couldn't decide on just one. I really didn't want to fork out $50 for them all when I could put that money towards many other things. My bad for not bringing the camera. I tell ya, I looked exhausted and worn out, but I did my sprint and warrior yell at the end. Then went home to a hot bath and bed to sweat out the rest of that flu.

Here I am a few days later with my medal. Yes, I also ran for me. That medal was what I coveted for me, and I got it.

Once again, thank you. My readers, my friends and my family for your support. I truly couldn't have done it without you.


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  2. You did a great job Sarah. Congratulations on all that you accomplished.

  3. Congratulations, Sarah! Not only did you raise some serious cash for worthy charities, but you pushed yourself to go far beyond your personal limitations. That's a win win situation for everyone. Great job!!

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