I am finally getting a little time to write about some of my recent races. I have had several the last two weekends, so I have some catching up to do to update you. On February 16th, I headed down to Katy, Texas to run in the Run 4 the Children race put on my Fellowship at Cinco Ranch benefiting 1:17, an adoption group.
My husband is adopted so the spirit of adoption is close to our family. My friend Sarah was an organizer of the race and I was so happy to join her for a fabulous day of running while raising money for a very deserving group.
While we were waiting for the race to start, Roger Clemens came up to register to run with his wife. I couldn’t believe he was actually standing right in front of me!! At first my friend Sarah didn’t realize who it was, but did after he came back to finish registering.
The race started a few minutes late because there was a fender bender along the race route. Silly people! The race was a four mile course that took us along a large square route. There were a couple of water stations along the way, which was nice since I didn’t bring my water/fuel belt.
My first two miles were actually way faster than I thought they would be. I had planned to stay with Sarah, but sometimes the running spirit just gets into you so I took off. My second two miles were a bit slower since I did some walking. I tired myself out with the first two. Go figure. I have to learn how to keep my pace steady at the beginning!
My chip time for the 4 miles was 42:16:08. Not too bad if I do say so myself. I am not a crazy fast runner, but I would rather finish than be super fast. Maybe one day I will get there. My split times were: 9:56, 9:47, 11:23, 11:11…. AND I finished faster than Roger Clemens 🙂
It was a great race and I was happy to take part in something that was benefiting a great adoption ministry.