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Saturday, August 30, 2008

How can I compete with that?

Day 359 - August 30, 2008

My run today seems pretty insignificant compared to the 2500+ runs logged by the women today who raised over $250,000 $310,000 to benefit breast cancer research.

The women came in all shapes and sizes, from the youngest (age 5) to the oldest (age 79). No matter what their time or place, they all accomplished something that most people wouldn't even try. One by one and group by group, they filled the roads around Foxfield and united for a common cause.

But it wasn't all about charity. The area's best gave chase to be crowned Women's 4-miler champion. The lead pack consisted of 2 Olympic trials qualifiers, a Masters National 10K qualifier, and some of the fastest women in Virginia. In the end, 1 second separated first from second and a mere 8 seconds was the difference between winning and 4th place. That is one competitive race.

So, to all the women who finished the race today, I say congratulations!! You are an inspiration to all of us.

Day: 359 Time/Date: 3:50 PM 8/30/2008 Weather: Clear, 84F
Run: N Carnation-Davis Miles: 3.6 Time: 26:09 Pace: 7:16 min/mile
Miles to Date: 1174.2 Total Running Time: 144:42:32

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