Monday, February 11, 2008

Run For The Whales, Maui 2008

Saturday February 9, some co-worker and friends (Ron, Ben, Byron and Shannon) and I, participated in the Run For The Whales Fun Run. We did the 5K run and it was fun!

It was a last minute decision for me. And knowing that we would be staying up late the previous night because of The Music Man, I was afraid I would bail out. I did not pre-register so it would have been easy for me not to show up on the run. Good thing I asked Ron to give me a ride to this event because my husband has a Taekwondo class at that time and I didn't want to drive to the event myself because I wasn't sure where exactly it would be and my sense of direction is bad.

6:45 AM Ron picked me up and we arrived at the parking lot at 6:55 where the shuttle bus will take us to the START. Before the race started, our friend (and our boss) Mark showed up to show support (nice guy :) ). I'm glad he brought his camera and took some pictures of us because I wanted to have some photos of this event but didn't want to bring the camera while I run. So thank Mark for the photos here :)

Ron, Ben, Byron, Shannon and I did it! We finished the race, and finished it well. They served fruit and muffins for breakfast; we got a T-shirt; and one of the best part for me is that we got a free massage after the run! Yes, free 15 minute professional massage! That's worth the run for me ;)

It really was a fun run and I'm definitely doing it again next year, and that time my daughter and I will do it together.

11 comments:

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

How awesome Liza! Way to go!

I think I might even be inspired to run, with the promise of a free massage! ;)

The Trier and Jen said...

Liza you look so good!!!! :)
and well done to you all
Jen

Kathryn said...

You're a good girl, Liza!

samismom22 said...

Way to go Liza! Got to love a women who says she had fun doing a 5k.

You are awesome!

Mixednuts said...

Aside from the good the run did for the whales I am sure it was also good for your health.

Heather said...

Way to go, Liza!! So proud of you for sticking with it. And the massage - what a treat!

Good for you, girlfriend!

Kathy in WA said...

Fantastic job, Liza! Way to go. Aren't you so proud of yourself? I know we all are.

You are an encouragement!

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Sarah said...

Congratulations! I'm in awe of anyone who can run like that! I'm sitting here at the computer, but my aerobics class starts in 30 minutes. I'm glad I saw your post, because I need to get motivated to go!

PS, I love the Music Man!

Playful Professional said...

Signing up for races is always a good motivation.. .I need to get motivated soon!

tootie said...

That's awesome about your run. I just started running, and I'm really enjoying it! (And I never thought I would.)

Thanks for the inspiration!

forgetfulone said...

Wow! That is awesome!