Saturday, April 20, 2013

Corporate 5K

The annual IOA Corporate 5K is Orlando’s biggest office party! Held exclusively for Florida’s corporate community; businesses and non-profit organizations form teams and participate in the Corporate 5K for camaraderie, friendly competition and celebrating with co-workers. The participating population is made up of over 15,000 runners and walkers from over 700 companies and non-profit organizations. This year, half of the proceeds were donated to the families impacted by the recent bombings at the finish line of the Boston marathon.

Our running group at work have come a long way in just a year:). Last year the annual Corporate 5K was our first team race (see last year's post here). This year we had over 28 runners/walkers - a big increase from our 18 partcipants last time. It was really nice to share the "first 5K experience" with some of my work family!

 
We ended the night making plans for Ragnar...hope we can pull it off in 2014!
 
 
It was a very moving night - and I so love being a part of this amazing community. Super hot and slow race but that's 8 done so far for 2013 and I'm managing to get my training runs in a bit more often now which is my main focus for the year. Life is good :)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Windermere Run Among the Lakes

The 12th Annual Run Among the Lakes 5K through Windermere town center was only about 10 minutes from our new home and where we sometimes run at the weekends anyway. It was really nice to do a smaller, local, pretty race with a lovely community feel.

 
Team Daaaaamnnn!!!!
 
 
The race route was on sand for the most part and quite hilly but very scenic. I really love running by lakes:). There were lots of residents who came out to cheer us along too!

 
There were tech T-shirts too with the registration and they were adorable :)
 

The weather's gotten hot again suddenly and inconsistent training has left me struggling to run a full 5K again. So the goal for today was just to run the whole thing which I was thrilled that I managed to do! It was really tough and super sweaty :) 
 
 
Now I just have to keep up with training through Summer and do at least one event per month. I can do this!!!