Time to PR & Cheer for a Cause!

This morning’s long run was one of the utmost awesomeness. Last Saturday K and I ran 13 mi in 2:06…today this happened

3 minutes faster?? Could it be, should it be…a personal best? {Happy Dance}
This calls for a bit of a celebration toast
Cheers!
By the way, these Buddy Fruits are a great post-run snack! I want to try them on my run next week – see how the fruit-fiber does on the tummy?
Okay, enough of the PR talk, let’s get down to Breast Cancer Awareness business!

ο»ΏIn conjunction with our Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, the girls on my planning committee at work thought it would be a super rad idea to cheer on walkers at the local Tampa 3-Day Susan G. Komen Walk Saturday. We planned to have waters, snacks, and lots of cheering to show out support and appreciation for the cause that these walkers worked so hard for!
We all met up at the office with the caravan loaded with snacks and water, and were on our way to find us some walkers! … If you watch “The Walking Dead”, it’s not those kind of walkers…rest assured. I double-checked.
Anyone want a snack? carb load?
To see these people walk 20 miles a day, 3 days in a row, for a cause that has affected so many women .. and men..was awe inspiring. I thought I’d be tired and want to sit most of the time, but I just wanted everyone to know just how much we appreciated their drive and dedication to bringing awareness to such an icky disease.
Pink compression sleeves really come in handy
This beast of a mobile was worth jumping on even if for a second

The costumes…and flag-bearers…such positive energy!
I had my own awards for the costumes that we saw…and here were my winners:

Cutest Couple
Absolute best costume .. hands down. Ladies dressed as Borat – “That’s Nice!”
The crew from my office
The 3 Day participants spent time fundraising, bringing awareness, walking, camping each night (most) and celebrating life while making sure to work towards finding a cure to breast cancer. It was a pleasure to give them treats and refreshments that could at least make things a bit easier on their trek through their 3 Day experience. Many of those who inspired me the most were those with the “Survivor” buttons on their backpacks – this disease is not going to let them stand by and not do something to help others. Then, there were others who wore shirts in memory of those love ones they lost to breast cancer. I admire their dedication and ability to honor those loved ones in a way that only this 3 Day Walk can portray.
Pardon my French, but F*ck Cancer.
Here’s a peek at us on our walker-cheer mission πŸ˜‰

Want to know more about this event & its history, go HERE!

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    October 27, 2012, 8:38 pm

    Awesome day today!! πŸ™‚

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      October 27, 2012, 8:41 pm

      For sure! πŸ™‚

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    October 27, 2012, 8:46 pm

    Congrats on that PR…sounds like you are ready for an actual half marathon race!!! πŸ˜‰ What a fun day!!!

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      October 27, 2012, 10:55 pm

      Haha, no comment! πŸ˜‰

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    October 27, 2012, 10:00 pm

    Yay for a new PR! Love all those costumes!!

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    October 27, 2012, 10:06 pm

    Congrats on a new PR, Kat! What a great way to start the weekend! I love how you supported the Breast Cancer Awareness walkers–such a great sentiment.

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      October 27, 2012, 10:56 pm

      Yes indeed! πŸ™‚

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    October 27, 2012, 10:08 pm

    Woohoo on the PR:)
    Plus how cool that you are supporting, cheering, for others.
    Love it!

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      October 27, 2012, 10:56 pm

      Thanks Abs! πŸ™‚

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    October 27, 2012, 10:42 pm

    From the daughter of a survivor, thank you! Love the creativity.

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      October 27, 2012, 10:57 pm

      Aw, it was the best experience!

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    October 27, 2012, 11:50 pm

    congrats on your time and this event looked like a great time:) and for such an amazing cause !:)gina
    http://www.hiyaluv.com

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    October 28, 2012, 12:25 am

    You’re amazeballs and turning into quite the speed devil!!! ;0) I love this post bc when I was in college my sorority philanthropy was breast cancer edu and awareness. We partnered with the Susan G foundation, so it’s really dear to my heart!! Love us girl! Hope the wkend is awesome!!

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    October 28, 2012, 12:52 am

    wow you guys are awesome! that was so nice of you to do! great opportunity to volunteer and support those walking so long!

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    October 28, 2012, 3:31 pm

    Love this! My aunt fought breast cancer and won – so causes like this are close to my heart. and congrats on the PR – I think you could do a sub 2 half!

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    October 28, 2012, 5:05 pm

    Awesome job!! Looks like you had a blast.

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    October 28, 2012, 9:08 pm

    Good for you girl! It looks like so much fun!! Kudos to you for all of the help you gave!!

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