Spring Training and the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure

Thursday was my Friday this week! At work, I moved to a new team so we took Friday to do a little team bonding. what a treat to sleep in a bit on Friday! Originally, we planned a boat day–I know, a boat in early March, the perks of Florida living! However, after a week of HOT, gorgeous weather temps dropped and the winds were going to be blowing! Not ideal conditions for a rather rickety rental pontoon boat. 

So what does one do in Fort Myers in March? Head to a Red Sox spring training game of course! My team was pretty evenly split in alliances between the Sox and the Braves so it made for some good heckling. Go Sox!


Red Sox vs Braves



I ended the day laying out a very pink outfit to wear for the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. With my best friend’s mom’s recent breast cancer diagnosis and the fact that the course start was less than a quarter mile from my apartment made it a no brainer. Combining fitness and a great cause = awesome. Charlie was kind enough to join me which was VERY appreciated this morning when I didn’t want to get out of bed. Can every race be at the mall I live at? It was awesome to only have to wake up an hour before the race and not leave my apartment until it was about to start. It was a chilly 45 degrees this morning.



As you know, I’m not in the best shape I’ve ever been in, so this race was more difficult than it should have been; I kept thinking of my friend’s mom to keep pushing me. But, wow, what a powerful event. Aaand, for the first time, I met my fitness goal on my new Polar Loop –more on this to come.

What motivates you during a race? Do you have special mantras or friends and family who you think about as you run?