Sunday, February 27, 2011

February Runner Log

Month number 2, February. I have no weightloss news because I really was not committed this month. To be honest let me start with the same ole same ole, I was too busy. Again life gets complicated and I gave in this month but not give up. I was able to do my fitness challenge even though I was not committed.

Fitness Challenge-Run a 5K
I ran the 6th Annual STEPS FOR STUDENTS. This year was another record breaking run for them! They had over 7,000 people join in to support Catholic Education on Saturday, 2/19/2011 at Robertson Stadium!

My official time for my 5K run is 36 mins 13 sec.

Show your support for Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston!
Visit for race information!

But I did not stop there. If you thought doing 1 fitness challenge is crazy try doing 2 back to back.

Unplanned Fitness Challenge #2-Run a 10K
Do you know why I ran the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run? Because this run raises scholarship funds for Texas kids. On Feb. 26, 2011,the 24th annual ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run set a new course record with nearly 13,000 participants. This year the company raised $360,000 for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Educational Fund. This was ConocoPhillips most successful Rodeo Run in history. Since the event began in 1988, the company has donated $2.9 million toward college scholarships for Texas youth.

My official time for the 10K run was 01:18:37.

This run was so much fun. Rodeo Committee members were placed all down the race course downtown. The radio stations were at every intersection cheering us on too. But even more amazing was the people who I saw cheering us on down the race course past downtown when it all seemed so impossible to finish. The race course took us through this neighborhood which is perdominately hispanic. I saw my people, Latinos/Latinas, hispanics, sitting outside their houses in lawn chairs, on their steps, leaning on the fences with their kids cheering us on. As we passed their houses they clapped for everyone. The kids lined the sidewalks waiting for us to give them high fives as we past. Some people even had their radios on loud so that the music would keep us going. The race coordinators had certain areas where they were present but where they weren't, the Latinos were. I have done many races, and walks in different neighborhoods and I have to say this was the BEST supported area ever. A whole community outside of their homes. As I ran past them I wondered if they knew why we were runnning? I wondered if they knew I was running for those kids waiting for high fives, for my son, and for the rest of the kiddos who will have an opportunity at higher education. Kids are our future and I feel we must support them. This run is important to all those kids and to me, that is why I ran.

Next year will be the 25th year for this race. Do you want to come break some records with us? Do you want to help someone go to college? For more information, go to

See yall next month for the next challenge.

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