When Women’s Health Magazine contacted me a few months ago about being an Action Hero for the Miami Run10Feed10 event, I began hounding my friends immediately to come run with me. My analytical brain loved being able to see in black and white that every donation or registration would help a child…
1 registration = 10 meals for a local child
“Right now, 16 million children are at risk of going hungry - they don't know where their next meal is coming from. Hunger is a solvable problem.”
I am so humbled by the friends who took the time to show up and donate. I know everyone is busy, there are other races and other causes also worthy of their time!! If you would like to donate there is still time and more kids to feed! Thus far the Miami crew has raised enough for over 3,000 meals, but it’s just a drop in the bucket of what is needed.
Women’s Health was the driving factor behind the Run10Feed10 series. They have worked diligently to ensure that the registration money is going to the charity and not to event fees. In Miami, they partnered with the new Footworks on South Beach to ensure there were pacers, a planned route and water.
Because this was a fun run and not a race, a few things were less than perfect…there were no markers on the boardwalk and a lot of those who were walking ended up doing an extra mile when they missed the turn back to the store. It also meant there was no water set up along the way, which required folks to keep an eye open for potential fountains just off the boardwalk at a restroom area.
No one seemed too concerned about the heat, missed turns or anything because it was gorgeous run along the Miami Beach boardwalk and all for an amazing cause. I also want to say a big thanks to Love Grown Granola and Zico for helping me provide some post run snacks for everyone!
Yeahh Deanna coming back from an injury and Tiffany starting her training kept smiling the whole way!! Of course I was rocking my favorite Oakley Warm Up sunglasses, which a few ladies were definitely coveting as the sun started to rise!
Action hero Portia even convinced her Kona bound boyfriend to enjoy this fun run and take it easy. While fellow NYC marathoner Brian busted out his 6.2 miles knowing he also had a long run coming on Sunday!! Everyone truly embraced the spirit of the run and made it a great day.
Post run everyone was treated to a great Run10Feed10 bag instead of yet another shirt! While the post run goodies were small compared to many big runs, that is once again because all money was going to the charity! However the Simple cleansing facial wipes made my sweaty body pretty darn happy and ensured that I could then head out to a celebratory breakfast!!
AM: 30 min walk, shoulders, biceps, core
PM: 30 min easy bike, 30 min yoga
AM: Redo of VO2 Max testing
PM: 2 miles - died..I think I was over analyzing my form, 20 min walk, core
AM: 9 miles with 6 at MP, 20 min walk, 40 min bike avg 15.5mph
PM: 30 min walk, weights, stretching
AM: Early flight to Baltimore
AM: 14 mile run, 20 min walk, 10 min stretch, Cathe workout at Fitbloggin
PM: Lots of walking around city
AM: 2 mile run, 20 min walk, Zumba
PM: More walking around city
AM: 5 miles of intervals, FItbloggin 5K
PM: Fly home!
AM: 35 min walk, 20 min weights back and tricep
PM: 60 min bike Avg 17mph, 10 min stretch
AM: 9.15 miles with 3 miles of bridge work, 25 min walk, 10 min stretch
PM: 20 min weights bicep and shoulders
AM: 3.5 mile easy run, 20 min walk, 40 min bike
PM: 30 min yoga, 20 min walk
AM: 8.5 miles - 8 x 1/2 repeats at HMP, 1 min recovery, 20 min walk
This one made me feel strong!! It was hard and I was sore after, but I loved it.
PM: Strength training
AM: 40 min walk, 25 min bike, ZWOW 35
My plan was to take it easy and do my long run on Saturday morning with the Run10 as part of that training. In the end while that would have been best for my training, it wasn’t best for the event so I switched things up!
AM: Run10Feed10 - Avg MP 9:05 for the 10K, 20 min walk
AM: Long…long…felt way longer than it was run. This was definitely my character building training run for this round. I am hoping that means next weeks 22 will be a confidence booster to head in to taper.
15 miles running (avg 10 min), 3 miles walking
I am grateful for opportunities to use my love of running to make a difference.