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Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Last year, I have a New Year's resolution (goal) to run 11 races in 2011. Recently, I changed it to 6 races in 2011. Of course, being me, I announced it to the Sparkpeople community.

In doing so, a generous Spark Friend, EHAGFELD, offered to sponsor me for one of my races. She understood that as a college student, the expense of race registrations may prevent me from completing my goal. Now, that is support!

One of the races I choose was the Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run. I choose this because another Spark Friend, VPOPPY01, has lupus. Right now, as far as I know, there is no cure. The money raised goes toward research for lupus!

I just find it amazing that God blessed with me such a great Spark Friends!

It really was a fun day!

Valerie (VPOPPY01) and I actually went to the Y and did a spin class BEFORE the 5K! Yes, we were that crazy! Than, later met up with Evelyn (EHAGFELD).

I looked up our "official" times of the race and they are the following.. drum roll, please!

VPOPPY01: 33:09

With these times, we all PRed! How awesome is that!

Both EHAGFELD and VPOPPY01 wrote blogs about the 5K as well! I find them both inspiring to read! Check them out!

EHAGFELD's blog, "Blessed by Fellow Sparkers! . . . and a 5K Lupis Walk/Run for Hope!"

VPOPPY01's blog, "Day Trip to Duluth and Lupus 5K!"
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  • LUCYLU22
    Congrats to all 3 of you!! Awesome cause, awesome women!! You all truly inspire!! Thanks so much for sharing your stories.

    3154 days ago
    congrats to one my favorite awesome spark friends
    3158 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10581618
    I think all three of you are awesome! Such a good cause too. Congrats!
    3159 days ago
    Wow! emoticon
    3159 days ago
    I can't keep up with you! How awesome to keep improving your times. I'm watching...
    3160 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6348797
    I am so crazily impressed by my time for this race! I'm a little in shock/super inspired to go out and run more. Especially this week since I have no gym lol.

    Omg, I can't say enough how much fun I had up there with you! I think I'll have to come back up later this year to hang out some more!
    3160 days ago
    I'm impressed that you and Valerie were both able to RUN the entire race. I see that the officials recorded a better time than I had had anticipated for my walk. Whether it's a 14.5 or 13.9 minute mile for me, they're both fabulous numbers. Happy to provide some much needed funds to a great cause. There was also an Alzheimer's walk elsewhere in the city. You're well on your way to meeting your goal for total 5Ks this year. WooHoo! This was truly the re-energizer I needed.
    3160 days ago
    I am too Blessed by you - my Fellow Sparkers!
    What an Outstanding 5K run, Ladies!! I admire you, your journey and your testimony!!
    emoticon on such a rewarding Run!! ~ Laura
    3160 days ago
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