Saturday, October 13, 2012

Success! The Triangle Run for Autism

 Today was a great day! A month ago, I made an attempt at a 5k--which then became a 2.5k. A great deal of reflection followed on personal growth and goal setting.  I've never been an athlete, never been in an organized sport, and had never run in a race or even consistently exercised.  Completing a 5k became a goal, and I really wanted to complete it under 40 minutes. 

The Triangle Run for Autism became a wonderful opportunity to try again---both for achieving my own personal goals, but also for raising money for a great cause. I practiced for this and you can see by the stats below, I finished, and I wasn't even last in my age group.  My chip time was actually a minute less than the time listed below-- that works for me!   Tonight, I'm feeling incredibly fit. 

Advanced Medical
    The best part of this experience was that I was able to easily support a terrific organization---the Autism Society of North Carolina.   They do so much for our kids and their families.  Visit their website if you want to find out more.  Here, I want to thank my donors---Sandy, Jamezetta, and  Advanced Medical  (a premier therapy staffing agency) for their generosity.   The quote below sums up how my donors approach the needs they see all around them.  Thank you all!

“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
Debbie Macomber, One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity

Getting ready

I stopped to take this during the race --making my time higher :(

I passed the guy in the full suit of armor.

Me---looking happy it's done!

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