“If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” Michael Jordan
I recently started getting involved with races last year in 2009 and have been inspired to continue this healthy trend by signing up once a year for a race. It’s important to get involved around your community and also to get some exercise.
The Great Race- Richard S. Caliguiri
The 5K we signed up for last year, was Richard S. Caliguiri for the 2009 Great Race. My boyfriend absolutely hates waking up early, so when I tried to wake him up at around 5 a.m. I received an earful.
Since we don’t exercise on a regular basis we kind of fell behind in the race, and as we neared the end he said he wanted a running finish to pass everyone up. I noticed a lot of people had mp3 players while they were running, which is a good idea to enjoy the run. The sponsors were very kind, we received a long sleeve shirt, which we wore, chocolate energy drinks one before and one for after the race, hair ties, and a fruit cup. After the race they had food and drinks for us from many sponsors.
We then decided as much as we liked the race we would sign up for another next year.