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March 25, 2007

First 5k

So over a month ago I ran my first 5k race down by the ocean. The first picture is at the starting line 15 minutes before the start. It was a cold March day and soon got colder when the wind picked up.
I started out in the pack of leaders and kept them in sight as I came up to the last mile. The last mile , which was on the boardwalk, was into 25mph winds. COLD.. My hands starting to get numb and my legs lost all strength. I managed to finish 11th out of about 135 which was a pleasant suprise. This being my first short race, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can push myself a little harder pace-wise and not have to take the entire day off to feed my race hunger.


March 06, 2007

Brrrrrrrrr.....

So today was the first run in ..... i won't say how long. It felt good to get out again. The crispness of the air, the constant repeating pounding of the cement. It was great. The only thing that was harsh was the 30 mile/hour winds that kept blowing me in the face. It was colder than I expected.

I have been talking up the charity a lot over the last couple of weeks and I think I am building up a nice foundation of supporters. I already have talked more people into running the second race than the first. I have more people interested in helping out with the inner workings of the organization. I also will be starting to plan the first annual For My Father run/walk. So I have a lot of things in the works and now I have more time to focus on them.

Shameless plug.....

For all of the readers that have a blog/myspace/facebook and have put a link to this site, thank you
Everyone else, if you would like to put a link up simply go to the link to us section of this site and copy and paste the code into you page. The more links out there, the more exposure we can get.
If you have a running blog and link to us, I will gladly put a link up for you. Just let me know.

So much to do..... but everyone make sure you keep running....

March 03, 2007

Calling all runners.......

So after a short little break .... For My Father is finally gearing up for its next race. We are looking to run a 5k on March 25 in Cape May. The race's website is www.odmarathon.org, they are also hosting a marathon, ten miler, and kids 1.5 mile run. The registration fee is $20 for the 5k and you can register online. I will be posting more informatin as it comes available. If you are interested in running this race for our team. Please attach a comment to this post.

Site update

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