Philly Marathon Finishers!

Philly Marathon Finishers!

This past Sunday my dad and I ran the Philadelphia Marathon!! We ended up running in 5:30, which was about 40 minutes faster than our 26 mile training run 3 weeks earlier. At the beginning of the race, the half marathon runners and marathon runners all start together at the starting line. The first 9 … Continue reading

Almost There!!

Almost There!!

Last Sunday, October 21, my dad and I ran 26 miles!! It was really hard, but it felt great! It took us 6 hours and 11 minutes: a pace of about 14 minute miles. Here’s a picture of us after the run: We started running around 6 and ended a little afternoon. It was a … Continue reading

The Next Three Months

The Next Three Months

So far I’ve raised $807!! Thank you so much to everyone who’s helped me. And if you’re reading this, thank you. 🙂 I’m so excited that I’ve raised so much already and there’s still three months until the marathon! Michael left for Marine bootcamp this past Sunday, August 19th. Assuming nothing happens and he graduates … Continue reading

Where It All Began

Where It All Began

Today we ran the 3rd annual Haiti 5k at UF. This was the 5k that began this whole running thing last August. We ran the 2nd annual Haiti 5k in August 2011, which was our first 5k and the race we did right after we decided to train for a half marathon. The first picture … Continue reading

17 Miles!

17 Miles!

My Dad and I ran 17 miles on Monday morning! We got up at 5am and were running from 6:30-10:30. Afterwards, my feet felt like they were going to fall off. That was the farthest I have ever gone and after that I felt like I can do this marathon!!

Clearwater Beach 5k

Clearwater Beach 5k

              On August 3, we ran the ‘Sunset on Pier 60 5k’ on Clearwater Beach. It was the last of a series of 5k’s held at Clearwater over the summer. We ran with about 300 other runners and ran on the beach. It was so much fun and a … Continue reading

The Melon Run

The Melon Run

Yesterday, on 4th of July, we got up early and headed to Westside Park for the 34th Annual Melon Run. There were 500 people at the run, the biggest 5k we’ve been to so far. After the 5k there was a one mile kids’ run, and then awards. There were awards given to the top … Continue reading

How to Help

How to Help

The charity that I’ve chosen to raise money for is called Amazima, and is explained in my first blog entry, “Hello World.” In order to know exactly how much has been donated to Amazima towards my fundraising goal, I’ve set up a profile on Razoo, a fundraising website. All you need to do is go … Continue reading

Training Continues!

Training Continues!

This morning my mom, dad, grandma and I ran the 2nd Annual Stop, Drop, and Run 5k in Ocala that the Ocala firefighters put on. Today for our training we were supposed to run 7.5 miles, but we did that on Thursday night instead so we could do the 5k today. It was a lot … Continue reading