I did it! I completed my third half marathon today at the Monson Memorial Classic. The entire event is comprised of a 2 Mile Fun Run, a 5K and the Half Marathon. The races are run in memory of sisters Kelly Waldron and Kathy Waldron Perry who died eight months apart from different types of cancer. This year proceeds from the race are going to support the SHADE Foundation which provides education and awareness towards skin cancer prevention and Griffin’s Friends, a local organization dedicated to providing support to children with cancer and their families.
It’s a great event, very well organized, family friendly and an incredible after race event with a huge spread of food, fruit, water bottles, yogurt and bagels. The best part is that my best friend and her family live in the town. The race goes right by their front yard. Orlando and Carlos stayed there while I ran. My friend and her oldest son ran the 5K last year. They hope to join in again next year. It’s definitely an event I can see making a yearly tradition.
It was a fantastic race, perfect weather and a lot of hills! Serious hills. These hills didn’t quit and neither did I. Back with more on this race but right now I need to get some sleep. I’ll close with the obligatory Mommy and Carlos photos I get before each race.
I should note that the sporty little Mercedes behind me is not mine! Cute though. I’ll be back tomorrow with a race recap and my marathon training from last week.