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Superhero 5K and Family Fun Run

5 Apr

Check out my guest blog over at www.northtexaskids.com!

Click here for my story about the upcoming Superhero 5K and Family Fun Run benefitting Dallas CASA.



52 FEATS – NUMBER 17 (Running)

1 May

For the original 52 FEATS blog entry, click here.

UPDATE – DAY 7 (Sunday):

Well, after my last update I had pretty much given up on running.  After listening to several people’s horror stories about joint pain, knee injuries, and surgery (!) due to running, I was ready to throw in the towel.  (I have a family member who works for an orthopedic surgeon.  Her advice about running:  Just DON’T do it.)

Tonight I was going to write my post saying that for the safety of my knees (yes, they really do hurt during and after a run) and my overall well-being, I am not going to pursue this Feat.  It’s out of my hands, right?

But then a facebook friend of mine posted a very intriguing link to something called the Joggermom Marathon, which starts today.  Before you think I’m a total glutton for punishment, let me explain.  This is a special kind of “marathon” in which you run the 26.2 miles over the course of a month.  You have to track your time, dates, and mileage on a spreadsheet, and provide photographic proof of your distance on some sort of electronic GPS device.  You have until the end of May to complete the “marathon.”  Then you’re entered into a drawing to win some sweet prizes.  Cool, huh?

While I still think running sucks – no, really SUCKS – I feel suddenly supercharged by this opportunity.  I can run a little bit at a time (doesn’t have to be a 5K all at once).  I’m sure I can cover 26.2 miles in a month’s time.  Should be no problem!

So even though this differs from my initial running objective, I’m feeling good about my new goal.  I’m glad I found out about this event before I gave up altogether.

Wish me (and my knees) good luck!!

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Jiggle Butt Run 5K

30 Dec

Start the new year strong with a fun 5K run/walk for women and girls!  The Jiggle Butt Run is on Saturday, January 8 at 9:00 am at UTA (Mavericks Athletic Center).  There will also be the “Wiggle Butt Run” – a 1K fun run for kids under 12.

This event benefits SafeHaven of Tarrant County.

Click here for more information and to register for the Jiggle Butt Run. Online registration ends January 3.

For more information on SafeHaven, click here.

Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk for Arthritis

29 Nov

On Saturday, December 4, you can burn some calories, support a worthwhile cause, and get in the holiday spirit at the Fort Worth Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis at Trinity Park.

Festivities begin at 2 pm and include a costume contest.  The 1 Mile Reindeer Fun Run starts at 3:45, and the 5K starts at 4:30.

Arthritis is our nation’s most common cause of disability.  Money raised from this event goes to the Arthritis Foundation, to fund arthritis research and programs that help those living with arthritis.

Early Bird online registration can save you a few bucks, but it ends on December 2 so sign up today!

For details or to register, click here.

Trek or Treat 5K Run and Walk

6 Oct

Come join the fun for the first annual Trek or Treat 5K Run & Walk at Watters Creek in Allen on Saturday, October 30, benefiting the Allen Parks Foundation.  Halloween-related activities following the race include hayrides, a magic show, a petting zoo, and trick-or-treating.

Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm is located at U.S. 75 and Bethany Drive in Allen, Texas.  Packet pick-up and race registration begins at 7 am, and the day-long festivities conclude with an outdoor movie at 6:30 pm.

For registration information and schedule of events, click the link below:


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