Guess what I did this weekend?
Let's backtrack a little.
I workout between three and five times a week and average 45 minutes of cardio each time. However, I do not run. I hate it. I'd love to love it, but that's not the case.
Now, fast-forward to this past Saturday, when my Children's Hospital was one of the feature charities of the Cooper River Bridge Run. I was the volunteer coordinator and recruited 100 volunteers to help us out with the wave start (each charity had to recruit 100 volunteers).
So on Saturday, we woke up at 4am and headed to the race. After we got all the registered runners through the starting line, I did the unthinkable. Actually, Brandon and I both did.
We jumped in with the 43,000 runners.
That's right, we completed a 10K -our GPS said we ran 6.48 miles.
Neither Brandon nor I had ever run over one mile at one time in the past. But we did it!
Brandon was responsible for holding up the "Walk/Run" sign. He was a very good sign holder.
Here is the start of our corral:
I climbed up on the median barrier on the bridge to take these photos during the race...
Here we are immediately after we crossed the finish line...
We celebrated at Midtown after the race with our friends,
Drew & Cody (onehungryrunner.blogspot.com).
Our legs may be achey today, but it was such a great experience. It's an awesome feeling to put your body to the limit and see what you can accomplish. Now I will never have to say "I've never run more than a mile at one time" ever again!
When is the last time you've tested your limits?