Sunday, June 14, 2009

I Conquered the Hill

So it has taken me a little while to put this on. But on the 6th, I conquered the hill! What hill you ask- Hospital Hill. I completed the 10K with 2 of my sisters, a niece, and a nephew. It was a really fun race. I haven't done one in quite sometime and having been so sick lately with morning sickness, I decided to walk it. So I walked all but the last mile and that I jogged.

My official results: 1 hour and 38 minutes and 56 seconds. Not bad for a pregnant woman at 4 months who has spent most of her weeks lately on the couch sick.

So you are probably thinking I'm nuts and perhaps I am. But there was a reason for doing this. We did the race in honor of my awesome dad who is battling pancreatic cancer. He amazes me every day with his strength and perseverance. I do not know how he does what he does. He is a fighter and will always be superman in my eyes.

We were able to raise $2,390 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Although Pancreatic Cancer is the 4th leading cause of cancer death in the US, it constitutes less than 2% of National Cancer Institutes federal research. If you still want to donate, there is time. Please go to http://www.firstgiving.com/daddygirls.







5 comments:

Shauna said...

Good for you, that is so awesome! Especially being that you haven't been feeling good! What a wonderful thing also to show your love as support to your great Dad! All my love and prayers.

KC Mom said...

That is so stinkin' awesome. I wish I could have joined you guys. It looked like you had a great time too. Maybe next year???

Nana said...

Good on you! I love people who supports any cancer walk, run or other organization. My prayers are with you, family and esp. your Dad.

Rob the Blog Ninja said...

You are amazing. And I hear the new iphone syncs with the nike fit (i think thats what you use)

Colton Anne said...

Go you!