Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lessons Learned

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Here are the top 20 in no particular order:
  1. It's not cheap. In retrospect, I could've committed to 10 marathons, gained all the benefits and saved a bundle.
  2. It's ok to walk. So many have finished races ahead of me after walking a lot, and taking selfies.
  3. Fast runners come in all shapes and sizes, with capes and strollers, etc. 
  4. Racing frequently takes the fun away. 8 in 18 days was too much for me. 4 in 4 weeks is healthy.  
  5. Practice good sportsmanship. I make more friends and learn more by staying for the awarding, even if I don't win anything.
  6. Running in the rain is fun.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

5K #50, Harvest 5K run/walk - the making

In April 2014, I created the goal of running 50 individual 5K races before my 5Oth birthday, Sep 30, 2015. After several races, I realized that I could do something more than just race and donate to some cause I didn't really care for. I wanted my 50th race to be more meaningful, and to help do some good in my own backyard. So I toyed with the thought of organizing my first race and talked to my hubby about this possibility.

In January 2015, hubby and I invited a few friends over for dinner and that night, a race committee was born!

None of us had any experience in organizing a race.  It was a daunting project.

Here is a list of what we thought we needed:
  1. Location 
  2. Date 
  3. Race Name 
  4. Marketing and Promotions 
  5. Online registration 
  6. Shirts 
  7. Awards 
  8. Volunteers 
  9. Food 
  10. Beneficiary