This last weekend, some of my friends and I ran the Nike Women's Marathon.
|The finish line!|
It's held every year in San Francisco on the same weekend as my birthday. I've always wanted to do it, and my friends and I decided to sign up while we were still all together in North Carolina, along with 30,000 other women!
|All of the ladies in the 9-10 min bracket lined up behind the start line!|
This year was the events 10th anniversary. The marathon benefits the Lukemia and Lymphoma society, a cause that is particularly close to my heart. Over the past 10 years, the Nike Women's Marathon has raised over $143 million for the LLS. Amazing!
At the finish line, you are given a custom Tiffany and Co. necklace by a San Francisco fireman in a tuxedo. It definitely takes the sting out of 13.1 miles!
Honestly though, it would have been enough just to finish the race. I had such an amazing feeling of accomplishment afterwards! And, when you know that your hard work is benefitting not only you but a noble cause like the LLS, it's an even better feeling.
Until next time,