My daughter recently ran in a 10k race at the Save-a-Sister races for breast cancer. The city of St. George even has a facebook page open to anyone to view, you can learn about what’s going on there and how it went.
They had a one mile, a 5K , and a 10K. The 5k is equal to 3.1 miles, and the 10K is equal to 6.214 miles. Watching the people running made me feel like I should start preparing, so that I can run in a race too. It looked fun. There were hundreds of pink and white helium balloons released into the sky at the beginning of the race.
I went along to cheer her on. This was an interesting experience for me. She knows a guy named Jose, who runs a lot of races for IHC as part of his job, I think he might have told her about it.
She paid $35 to run the race, and half of that money goes to cancer research. She got a bag of stuff for the race, which included a shirt, the number to put on the shirt, and some treats and brochures. It was a sunny fall day with a perfect temperature for a race.
It’s a community event where everyone has fun running for a cause. I like how people get organized for good causes and find so many ways to have good fun. I like the love they have for those who’ve suffered from cancer and their efforts to support a good cause.
I don’t know if I’d want to run for this particular race though. The cure for cancer is already available; it’s a strong immune system and a high-fiber, nutrient-rich diet of grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables. Nine out of ten terminal patients overcome cancer with a mostly raw diet of sprouts, raw fruits, vegetables, and healthy supplements.
Hallelujah Acres is an example of one of these types of eating system that really works. And, recently, there has been research about the effectiveness of exercise in the cancer fight.
I kept telling my daughter I should start preparing for a marathon. She corrected me and said that a marathon is 26 miles. Now, that sounds a lot harder and not so fun. So, I’m glad she clarified that for me.
I’m sure that if you want to run in a marathon, you should start preparing by running a year ahead of time. You’d have to be pretty organized and goal oriented to take on such a big race. There are some people that I know of who injured themselves by not being properly prepared.
Anyway, this race for breast cancer was fun to be at. They had all the cancer survivors in solid pink shirts, while the other racers wore white shirts. There was some big, tall guy, who was wearing pink shorts and a pink sports bra. It was funny, I was sure that he was trying to be funny and supportive in his own way while he ran the race too.
I sat by the sidelines and there was a guy who was clapping and cheering on the ones who were doing well. There were senior citizens that were running pretty well, which was surprising to see. I clapped along with him for all the racers. There was a guy with a sign to let the 5K people know to turn right to the finish line and the 10K people to continue on straight.
I know I should start exercising and that it would be fun to join a race. It give me a good goal to work toward. I will have to gear up to it mentally, and start training by just going walking to start.
Treadmills are nice, but I can’t afford one right now. However, if I did get one, I would go to this site to learn about my options.