|Ran in memory of my mother|
In my first race of the month, the Chris4Life Scope It Out 5K, around 4,000 people raced for colon cancer awareness. The money raised in the race goes towards spreading awareness, giving cancer patients resources, colon cancer research, and much more.
|Kassie Marque and I on the metro|
|Wrote my mother’s name on the beautiful colorful chalkboard|
That next weekend, I ran in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K as part of the Massey Challenge. The Massey Challenge raises money for cancer research at the VCU Massey Cancer Center. I decided that running solo would be a great experience so I ran alone. As soon as I got out of my cousin’s car to head to the race, the cold hit me. I stood out in the cold for almost an hour waiting for my wave to start. When I finally started running, my body warmed up. Bands played throughout the race and countless supporters stood on the sidelines cheering us on with motivating signs. The groups with signs varied from an Irish Pub to a church to Team Massey. The energy was great.
|At the start of my wave.|
|I love my powerful and strong “thunder thighs” lol|
|Writing my mother’s name in pink|
|At the end of the race. Team Massey earned around $415K of their $500K goal.|
well as run a half-marathon sometime in the near future.