Sunday, September 23, 2012

Elorapalooza 5K Race

*Note: this is a non-crafty post so for all of my blog friends who just want to see that...just skip this post :)

Today I signed up for the Elorapalooza 5K.  The proceeds of the race jointly benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Elora's HOPE Foundation.  Elora was a special needs 7th grader in our area who passed away from Leukemia.  Despite her physical limitations, she loved to participate in 5K races and encourage other racers.  This race continues her legacy and raises money for two great causes.  Perfect!

I headed out to the race early this morning and was greeted with VERY cold temps: 42 brrr!

As I sat in my car, I was seriously wondering if I had lost my mind when I could have been warm in my bed.  (Thank goodness I had extra clothes too because I need to double up on the long sleeve shirts!)  But, despite the frigid temps and the fact that my lungs were burning by the end of it....it was a lot of fun.  It was a huge turnout for a great cause.  And....I did better than my last race (even though I didn't feel as great at the end!)

5k finish: 23:01:20, 7:25 min/mile; 1st in age group (35-39), 5th female finisher and 26th overall:



One of my favorite parts of this race was the "medals"----they were handcrafted pottery necklaces with a heart on it created by disabled artisans at The Clayworks at Disability Supports. The attached card tells me all about the gentleman who handcrafted it.  It is my most prized medal for sure.  Here is a sweaty, cold me sporting my medal: 
 Whew!  I'm tired :)  Hope you enjoy your day!
Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

lisa808 said...

Congratulations!!!

sandi said...

Congrats! WOW what amazing woman/

Patti J said...

Congratulations, Cammie! I'm so proud of you. Brrr....you must have been shivering through the entire race! That medal is awesome - would love to see it a bit closer. What a unique idea! Thanks for sharing-lots of cyber hugs coming your way!

Ruth G said...

Way to go! A worthy cause and a very good finish! Thanks for going to extra mile with your crafty shares and in life!!!

Lynette said...

Congratulations, Cammie - well-done!!!

Theresa Momber said...

Ooooh, you're a stud! Congrats!!!

Donna said...

Excellent, Cammie! Congrats on a great finish and supporting a wonderful cause. Have a wonderful week!

Glenda J said...

Congrats! Great time! You go girl. It's tough getting up to run on a cool morning. I have a charity 5K next weekend... hoping it's warmish. Know I won't be doing it in 23 minutes though... take care and have a great week.

MaxineD said...

Well done Cammie!! great results for a great cause.
Blessings
Maxine

Dawn Easton said...

Congratulations Carolyn!!!

Starla said...

Kudos to you for not turning around when you saw the temperature!! Great run, btw!

lala said...

Cammie, thanks for joining us at Elorapalooza, and for blogging about it! Bring some friends next year--the race is scheduled for Sunday, September 22, 2013. www.ElorasHOPE.com and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eloras-HOPE/106578706063326

Deborah Anton said...

Awesome job! And what a great medal!!