Thursday, August 19, 2010

What I will be doing this Saturday Morning at 9 a.m.:

My first 5k Run! I am so excited.....

(From the website)
Join us for the first ever 5K @ Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette!
The Hands Helping Haiti 5K will take place Saturday August 21, 2010 and is open to runners and walkers of all ages. The course will begin and end on the Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette Campus. Walk will take place after the start of race and is free. All proceeds will be going towards the reconstruction effort in Coupon, Haiti.

I have been wanting to run a race all year, never had the funds. So, since I got this $80 bonus coming, I figured it is about time I do something for myself that matters to me. Plus, the money I pay to run the race will help the Earthquake victims in Haiti...I have wanted to do something for charity for quite sometime and this is perfect.

I am so excited! Guess that means no wine for me Friday night, as I want to be on top of my game in come in with a PR less around 28 minutes. Wouldn't that be awesome?

Wish Me Luck and I will make sure to have hubby snap some photos. If I can get him to come with me.


Mark said...

Hey good luck with the run and what a worthy cause to be supporting.

Yeah, absolutely no alcohol. That stuff strips the energy out of you. Well, it does to me.

Celebrate your achievement with a glass on Saturday night :)

TinaM said...

That is awesome that you are doing that for Haiti!
AND it's good for you, BONUS!
Have fun, and good luck on making your time!

Sicilian said...

Good for you Dix. Wishing you the best of luck.

Dixiechick said...

Mark..thank you. It is...and I am excited to be doing it. Just dread getting out of bed at 6 Yep, no wine for me tonight, but a bottle waiting on me for Saturday.

Tina..thanks, hon! I think 28 minutes is a little unrealistic. Based on my run last night. I did a 5 k in 29 min 10, I think I am going to shoot for keeping it under 30.

Sicilian....Thanks, hon...I hope I do well. First race jitters and all.