Monday, May 23, 2011

Race For Red

This is a 5k sponsored by the heart services at the hospital to raise heart health awareness and it was this last Saturday.  It was my goal this year (for work and personally) to run it.  I also talked some of my family into doing it with me (part of my work goal was to increase participation)
I've been running with my good friend Connie (who is a "real" runner and trying to make me a "real" runner-haha) for the last month-ish. I've never run before and this was my first 5k ever.  I didn't do as well as I had hoped (my goal was to do it around 28 minutes) my official time was 29:55  I was super nervous before the race even started and psyched myself out (running is so much a mental game). Connie had to work so she didn't get to run it but Nick and my sis-in-law Lisa (who is also a runner- she ran a half marathon pregnant with her 4th) ran with me and they were awesome support. 
Don't look too closely at this pic, I look awful running! 
 Notice Nick and Lisa look so happy
(I looked like I was in some sort of horrible pain)
 Emily was just a little bit behind us
Emily, Me, Nick and Lisa
 Here come Chrissy and Marie
Nick, Me, Emily, Maire and Chrissy
 Group pic of the cardiac service line 
MDs, PAs, RNs, PCTs, HUCs, RTs
I'm in there somewhere :)
 YAY! we did it!
My parents and Nick's parents were at the finish line to cheer us on. It was a lot of fun to have my family and work family there.  I even caught the running bug, I've already signed Nick and I up for another race in June, I have a goal to meet! 


  1. Way to go Amber!! Running is least that's what I found out last summer. Maybe the same thing will happen to that did to me and you will run your first half marathon. It really isn't that crazy of an idea you could do it!! Glad you enjoyed it and had a great time.

  2. Way to go on the race!!!!!!!! I'm sad i missed it:(. You already signed up for another one:o) def do have the fever, haha!