Yay! eiocy and I are registered for the Livestrong Challenge Philly on Saturday August 21.
Last year I ran in the Livestrong Challenge Philly 5k. This was really my introduction to running. I had only started running in earnest - ok, at all - barely 3 months before the challenge. But that's ok, because it really is a challenge and not a race. There was no timer, no places, no prizes. Just running, walking, and bicycling. I finished in 36 minutes and was insanely proud of myself.
One year later, my 5k time still won't win any races though it is a good 4 or 5 minutes faster. But a 5k just wouldn't be a challenge for me now. Just my luck, they added a 10k distance and moved the run and ride to separate days to accommodate more people! The farthest I've run is only about 5 miles, and I just haven't set aside the time to be a one hour runner. This 10k challenge is a nice push to get myself to run for over an hour at a time.
I've started a team, and you can join it too. Just go to the Philly registration page and look for dragonarmy. I think there's even a way to be a "virtual participant" for no registration fee. But it would be even better if you run with us on August 21!