23rd HIV/AIDS 10K run/ 5K walk

Monday, June 08, 2015

Yesterday I finished my first 10K. I ended up raising $125 (my mom raised $25) for AIDS Community Resources where I live. I did it in memory of my father who died when I was 3 years old from AIDS (he got a blood transfusion and this was back in 1990 before they tested blood).

I still miss him and I try and make him proud!

This was me pre race. I was pumped/ nervous and very emotional!

Here is the starting line, I was ready for this. The most I've ever ran is 2 miles and that is walk/run interval but I had faith in myself

Mid-race with my mother who competed with me!

Here we go minutes after I crossed the finish line.

There were 99 runners and I came in 98th. I came in second to last but guess what I crossed the finish line I did it. I am so proud of myself for doing it. My time was 1:23:55 My mapmyfitness app says it was a total of 7.05 miles (more than a normal 10K). I crossed the finish lines and the emotions I had running through my head. I wanted to cry, I wanted to cheer myself and most of all I wanted to sit lol. The crying was due to a few reasons it was my first 10K, the sun was brutal and I have a seriously bad sunburn and last was my father. I did it for him and I felt so close to him I wanted to cry. I have a dragonfly tattoo I love them I feel their good luck and they're the most beautiful bugs I've ever seen (haha bugs are nasty but not dragonflies!!!). We ended up running around a lake and where there's a lake there are dragonflies. I can't tell you how many I saw I felt he was right there next to me running with my giving me the strength when I wanted to quit and say forget it. I love my father and I hope he's proud I did this for him emoticon
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    I am so proud of you!!! I believe you are right, he was there! You did an awesome job and stuck with it. I am so happy for you. emoticon
    1693 days ago
    WTG!! That is a huge accomplishment!!!!!!!!!
    1693 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Excellent job, both with the race, and honoring your dad's memory.
    1693 days ago
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