Running The Womens 4 Miler

This blog is dedicated to Katie, the very special daughter of a friend.  This was her first four mile run, and she did a fantastic job keeping pace among 3500 other women.  I was honored to run beside her!

I’m a runner.  For several reasons.  The biggest of these is, I simply like to eat without worrying too much about what I’m eating.  As I approach the age of 50, it gets more and more difficult to do that unless you offset it somehow.  I got the biggest laugh at the scene in Freaky Friday when Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsey Lohan are in the car and they get into a scuffle about eating French Fries.  It’s funny, because it’s true.

Another reason I run is, it helps curb my anxiety.  I didn’t realize until I was older that if you ran 10 miles in the morning, you just don’t have as much energy to get worked up about life.  A great release indeed!

I don’t usually run in races, but on Saturday, September 3, 2011 our town held it’s annual  The Womens 4 miler, which supports Breast Cancer Research.  It’s such a great cause, I thought I’d give it a shot.  In 1988 it had it’s first run with 350 runners.  Since then it has grown 10x’s that size, now taking 3500 runners, and raising in the neighborhood of $300,000.00 each year.

So, thank you Katie for running with me Saturday!  You made the morning worthwhile!

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