MISC

Run the River 10K

Guys! I ran my SECOND 10K of the year last week & guess what?! I set a PR {person record for non-runner followers}. I ran the 10K in 1 hour and 5 mins (a full 10 minutes faster than the 10K I ran in March). That is 6.2 miles in 65 minutes! I am sooo dang proud of myself. I was on cloud nine for the rest of the day!

Typically when I run with charity miles, I run for Team Red, White and Blue or the Chron’s and Colitis Foundation of America, but since Saturday was Earth Day, I ran for the National Park Foundation. My run earned $1.60 to the National Park Foundation. I know that this does not seem like a lot, but over time this adds up! I mean, this month alone, I have logged 42.5 miles and have a 5K today! That is $10.63 to different charities thanks to the charity miles app! Seriously, if you are not using this app – go and get it! It is so easy to log miles running, walking or even biking!

I am so super proud of myself and looking forward to running the Wicked Wine Run tonight! Be on the lookout for a post about that run as well.

Also, I have a 10 mile run  (Unmasked 10 Mile Run for your Life) coming up for @hogwartsrunningclub (check them out here) to benefit To Write Love on Her Arms, which is a great organization that is working to end the stigma associated with mental illness, such as depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. If you ever feel like you are alone in the world, PLEASE reach out to them. Remember, you are enough. YOU MATTER! I am going to run this for myself, as I have struggled with depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. Running has helped me cope with these, but sometimes we could all use a helping hand and I am grateful this organization exists to help us out! And I am even more proud to be a part of HRC, helping to raise awareness for mental illnesses and helping to unmask the stigma related to them.

My goal is one race a month for the rest of the year to help me stay on track to run my half-marathon in November!

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