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!

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Red Sox vs Braves

 

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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.

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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?