Posts Tagged ‘Come Unity’

Come Unity 6K Run

This past weekend we ran in our second race this year.  We participated in the Come Unity 6K Run for water.  The facts we learned at the race about the need for clean water in Africa were startling and it was eye-opening to fully comprehend that the distance we ran today is the distance that many women and children in Africa walk on a daily basis to get clean water for the families.  Money raised from the race helps to fund the building of new water wells in Africa.

As for the running aspect of the race…this race felt a lot better in terms of endurance than the race a month ago.  Even in just a month I can tell that I am able to run longer distances.  HOWEVER, one incredibly difficult aspect of the race were the hills on the course! The course started off with a big hill and then were several more smaller hills throughout the remainder of the course.

So lesson learned today…check out the race course before race day!

Race stats…
6K – 34:08 minutes – 25th place overall

Also, on a positive note…I think we’ve added a new member to the group…welcome Juli!  Glad you could run with us today

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Mile Marker Musings Part 3

I know that I am not a meteorologist…BUT I had always assumed that if you set off running west and the wind is blowing at you head on, then when you turn back for the second half of your run and run east then the wind should be blowing from behind propelling you forward…NOT SO!!!  I would like to hear from a real meteorologist why this is so but I all I know is that one particularly windy run last week the run blew at us head on, both ways…in my opinion this is strange, very strange.

I need to invest in a running water bottle.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m blonde, but I CAN NOT unscrew a water bottle AND run at the same time… I just can’t.  So my choices are either run dehydrated or invest in a running water bottle…I think I’ll shell out the money and stay hydrated.

Coming this weekend…

Saturday, April 17th  – Philadelphia Food Bloggers Great American Bake Sale…this event is going to be amazing!  The list of food bloggers participating continues to grow and all of the food sounds delicious!  Stop by and support Share Our Strength by buying a baked treat between 10am-3pm at A Full Plate in Northern Liberties

Sunday, April 18th – Come Unity 6K Run – We are running to raise awareness for the need for water wells in Africa.  Women there walk a 6K each day to get water for their households, so we are running the 6K to represent that distance.