Friday, May 11, 2012

On your feet Fridays!!!!

I just participated in the most AWESOME event!!  It was SUCH a fluke that I found it really!  I was searching for information on when the absolute LAST day to enter a race on the 19th is.  I was looking at our local running store's website (they are VERY proactive in our community) Gallagher Fitness held an event tonight that was to raise awareness and funds for the Friends of 2 Bridges which is a proposed foot bridge that connects two GREAT running parks in town.  They are going to hold the OYFF every month!  I am SO going to enter every single time!  Basically, there are 8 checkpoints around town - you have to run to each one and get a stamp on your "passport".  For each checkpoint you get a raffle ticket - they raffled off some amazing stuff - the best of which was a new pair of running shoes!  OMG I ALMOST won tonight!  I was off by 1 number!  It broke my heart. LOL  I made it to 7 of the 8 checkpoints.  The 8th checkpoint was like 1.5 miles away and I had NO idea where it even was really.  My goal by the last OYFF in October is to make all 8 checkpoints!  I am on a serious high right now - talk about renewing my excitement for running!  A lot of people walked - I kind of wogged since I had my daughter in an umbrella stroller!

Tomorrow we are going to have a yard sale in hopes to get enough money for me to enter my race!  Cross your fingers!!

I'm going to keep it short and sweet tonight - I am pretty stoked from the event I was just in!  I have to use some of that energy to get stuff ready for our sale tomorrow!!

Thank you so much for reading!  Have a WONDERFUL night! -Monica!

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  1. That's so great!! I'm glad you found an event that was able to renew your love of running!

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  2. I'm happy for you! Keep running :)

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    1. Thank you!! I definitely will!!!!

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  3. Wow, Monica, that sounds AWESOME! I need to find out more! I'm not running yet and have even quit walking. Need to get inspired to get moving again. SIGH! I have it on my schedule for tomorrow. My heart may not be back in it yet but I have to schedule it in just like I do brushing my teeth and other necessities.

    By the way...Happy Mother's Day to you!

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    1. Thank you! Happy Mother's Day to you too!!! You should definitely check it out - you can totally walk from each destination - but I got so into the competition I started running! HAHAHA Hope you got your walk in today!!! -Monica

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