This past weekend, I participated in the South Florida Brain Tumor Association’s 10th Annual Sprint for a Cure 5k. This cause holds a very heavy and dedicated place in my heart, and it felt beyond wonderful to run for this purpose.
Honestly, this was the first time I ever ran a race for a cause that meant so much to me. Of course, I support all of the great causes I have run for in the past, but there is something about running for something so personal that leaves you feeling inspired, accomplished, and selfless.
An interesting and unimportant note- I ran my fastest 5k ever. I think this is because I was so unconcerned about myself and my time and simply so focused on running with meaning.
The weather was humid and wet, the course was nothing scenic, the competition was nothing fierce, and the distance was short- but this was beyond a doubt the best run of my life.
Goal: Run the 2014 1/2 marathon in Chicago for this same cause.
What sporting events have you participated in that were extra special to you?