Monday, May 2, 2011

March of Dimes recap!

I had posted about the March of Dimes-March for Babies event that took place yesterday in downtown Houston! It was a huge success! Our team, Nick Chuck was in honor of Nick, a baby born at 26 weeks at only 1lb 8oz! He survived and is one happy, healthy baby!! I also set a personal record of running(never stopping!) the 5 miles to the finish line! Yay! I pushed my boys because I wanted them to be part of such a special event too! My mom and our friends Jenny and Parker were there too!

This is my mom, my boys and the Jazzercise group that my mom's a part of! These women are SO much fun and a really fun group! The instructor, Christine is fabulous...so full of energy and motivation! Such an inspiration to so many people! There was a cut off at two different spots on the route, and although some of her group wanted to take the shorter route, Christine would NOT allow it...she told them they would go the full 5 miles, no matter what! And they did! I am so proud of my mom for staying active and making exercise a priority in her life :) and it was fun for all of us to walk for such a great cause!!

*I'm totally convinced that I can run a half marathon, so we'll see if I find the courage to sign up for one in my future?! I was so motivated to keep running, because in the group of 30,000 + people on the route, I felt like I could NOT give up or stop pushing myself!! At the finish line, as I was pouring bottled water on my head(it's getting hot here in Texas), my boys enjoyed an ice cream sandwich...Ha! What a way to end a 5 mile race, huh?!



11 comments:

Nicole said...

Good job!!! How much was raised?

Jess said...

Nicely done!

You could totally do an HM! Very feasible.

April Westerhold said...

Great job!!

Hanna said...

Fantastic Job!!!

TV's Take said...

YAY! Congratulations for a job well done. What a cool way to get your boys involved in helping others. Congrats again on your personal best.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Congratulations on your achievement,definitely a half marathon next then.

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Wow, Good for you! I can't believe you ran the whole way, I'm totally impressed. AND for such a great cause too. Glad to hear little Nick is doing so well! Keep up the good work and I definitely think you deserve an ice cream sammy too :)

Mama Hen said...

Comgratulations! You can do a half marathon for sure. You have the heart, drive and stamina. That is so wonderful that you ran for the March of Dimes and I am happy to hear Nick is doing well. You are so inspiring my friend! have a great day!

Mama Hen

Mama Hen said...

How do you like that Comgratulations? Oh brother!

Hattie said...

We do live in a small world!!! I know Jennifer, Nick's mom!!! I can't believe we've never met in person. Congrats too!!!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Way to go, Marissa!