Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Longest Day

In years past, I've had a less direct connection to this event.  Kim and Rachel are the originators of this idea and this year they decided to do things a little differently and make our team larger.   They wanted more miles.   More people involved.   More donations.   They were successful in all of the above.   The Alzheimer Association's The Longest Day is when you take one activity and do it for 16 hour continuously on the longest day of the year, June 21st.   Kim and Rachel had this crazy idea to take turns and run/walk 16 hours.



  With the size of the team this year, we were able to run and walk however and whenever we wanted as long as one member of the team was on the track at all times.   We took turns running with different people and we each started off with our own goals in mind for the day, mine being a 50k.

We walked the first lap together as well as the last lap of the day.


The weather was weird.   Foggy and cool but humid.   It stayed that way for the majority of the day as well.  

The days was amazing.   It's really hard to put it into words all the emotions you feel during those 16 hours.  At one point late in the day we had a marching band do a lap around the track.   It was just the lift we all needed at that point.


Full Marathon Completed




In the end of the day, we had ran/walked over 700 miles together.   I have a new distance record of 43.25 miles.   Like I said, it's hard to put into words all the feelings of the day.   It's a long day.   It's hard.   I lost a toe nail and had several blisters as a result but that's all worth it when you can raise thousands of dollars for a cause that means so much to us.  



We are still taking donations and if you can spare a few dollars we appreciate it.  You can donate here:
http://act.alz.org/site/TR;jsessionid=E8A07758B3BCBCE20ED0716BBF2D67E5.app207a?fr_id=5860&pg=team&team_id=198306



   
Team Running To Remember

5 comments:

  1. OMG that's awesome and I am super impressed you ran so many miles! After taking a break, isn't it hard to get going again? Although it sounds like you had some good friends/motivation with you!

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  2. WHAT?! You lost a toenail and didn't share a pic?!?!?

    That is so awesome you went WAY over your 50K goal! You rock!

    Kim and Rachel also rock and I am really happy we all got to be part of the team this year! :)

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  3. Wow! That is an amazing event and accomplishment! Congrats!

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  4. THANK YOU for being a part of the team this year! It's so exciting to see how much the event has grown since the first year. Congrats on your new PDR!

    I'm glad you enjoyed the day. And it looks like you really enjoyed torturing Mattie with the stick! Muahahaha!

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  5. Wow, your crushed your distance goal! Congratulations to all of you. I thought about you guys several times that day and hoped it was going well. Hooray for your new PDR!

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