Monday, March 25, 2013

Mamavation Monday

This weekend I ran my 2nd non-virtual 5K of the year, the Sandy Hook Run For the Families 5K. I was so excited to be able to run in this race and it is a race I will hold near and dear to my heart for a long time.  It was an incomparable experience.



Pretty much the whole race was lined with spectators, school bands and a children’s choir.  The governor of Connecticut and the First Selectman of Newtown said some words before the race began and there was also a moment of silence and a prayer led by Rev. Matthew Crebbin.  15,000 people were registered and the race was the largest inaugural race in Connecticut history.

I feel so blessed to have been a part of this and show support for my hometown.  I was also so happy that I was able to run the whole race – something I could not do a year ago.  I finished in just over 36 minutes, which is pretty good for me!

I am feeling inspired and motivated and I can’t wait to run the Mamavation virtual 5K this weekend!

This post is sponsored by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway


  1. That sounds like a great race to run. Such a tragedy but nice to see people come together.

  2. Great post, brought tears to my eyes, love you GaGa

  3. Sounds like a fabulous race to run!! Proud of you and such a great cause to show support for!!

  4. That's awesome! Keep up the great work.

  5. Thank you for sharing this run with us. Seemed like an inspiring and motivating community event in the wake of what caused it. Glad you were there.

  6. How amazing I didn't realize you were also in CT-So glad you had a great experience

  7. What an awesome run. Also, you are so cute!


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