Habitat for Humanity Shamrock Shuffle 3K
This race is one of my favorites. It's on or around St. Patrick's day in Lexington and I always think of it as the official beginning of my spring racing season.
|2009: Now that's a Fat Man Running. I could barely|
finish the 1.8 miles on this cold, rainy day.
|2012: I used this run to|
raise money for Actors' Guild of Lexington.
|2011: First race after cancer. Still can't stand|
to finish without checking my watch.
This Lexington July 4th celebration was my first 10K, and my last race before joining LIVESTRONG at the YMCA in July 2011.
|2011, about a mile from the finish|
|2012 Hot, hot, hot! (The weather, not my shorts...)|
In some ways, my favorite race of the year. Finishing on Main Street under the lights with the crowd cheering you on is one of the coolest experiences I know.
|2011, My first race with LaDonna (in green) and Lynno, |
two sisters from LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
|2012, the night Mum tripped and fell over a curb while waiting|
for me to cross the finish line. Still this boy's best friend.
If I have any toughness in me, here's who it came from.
When my coaches at the Y asked if I had any goals after cancer, I told them that I wanted to finish this race. Melissa, Carrie, and Chelsea made sure I did it.
|2011 finishing kick. My last race without the YMCA logo|
|2012, What a new PR in the Half feels like|
They call it "one of America's prettiest." I think they're being modest.
|2011, first finish over the brutal Bluegrass hills.|
|2012, and look who's loving the course.|
You never forget your first.
|Getting ready to race with 25,000 of my|
|The names of every sponsor were written somewhere on my body. |
We raised over $3600 for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.
|My sister can't believe this many people are awake at this hour.|
And that none of them are smoking!
|Never give up. Never, never, never, never never.|
|I would have been in incredible pain, if only my brain had|
been functioning. Now to find an Iron City or two. Or ten.
My second big one. And a new PR by almost 40 minutes.
|At the expo with one of the mascots.|