Race day a success….but tough

I just posted this on Facebook but I’ll add it here, as well.

I just want to say Thank You to all who gave to my St. Jude fundraising campaign. Can you believe the grand total hit an even $2,500?! We hope and pray we never need St. Jude, but we better make sure they’re at their best in case we do. A total of 2 million dollars was raised for St. Jude from this race!

The race today was tougher than expected. The heat was an issue. The ever-evil hills of Nashville were an issue. My toes cramped…which is weird because that has never happened before. Toe cramps? I didn’t even know that was a thing (lol). ALL the woes were overshadowed by the grand total of my fundraising campaign. Some of you all really stepped it up from Thursday through today. Thanks for the surprise, y’all!

My goal was to finish in under 2 hours. I finished in 2 hrs, 2 mins. I told you all that would probably happen! lol  Last year’s time was 2 hrs 3 mins. Hey, at least I’m getting a little bit faster with age and not slower!

I placed 1,617 out of 13,830 half marathon runners. There were about as many marathoners but they tally us all up separately. Then, there were another 5,000+ runners doing the 5K. There were a LOT of runners!

I suppose that I should add that the NFL draft really put a damper on this year’s race. It was just too many people. Plus, our VIP experience for raising money for St. Jude was held in a bar in downtown Nashville this morning. Sure wasn’t as nice as Bridgestone Arena, where we normally have that. Then, it took me two hours to get out of the city after the race.

Again, thank you so much to all who gave.

 

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