Sunday, May 2, 2010

5k Success, Womentum, NYC ROCKS

I did it.  I did a 5k.  Here is how we started.

7am registration.  Me and my mom got our t-shirts and goodie bags and took a photo.
The crowd was huge.  Over 30,000 people came to do this walk, closer to 40,000.  I had heard on the news that this event was larger than the NY Marathon.  It was so exciting and inspiring to meet the different teams and people on the walk.  People walking to support Survivors, Survivors walking.  People who were obviously sick and still walking-running.  It makes your shin splints feel like such a weenie excuse to slow down. 

For the event, their slogan was "Womentum".  I liked it. I think I am going to keep using it.

So, like all cool events, they have celebrities.  Do you know who these guys are? :-)

So now the race begins, and this awesome ticker tape parade begins in Times Square.  This was rad! NYC Rocks.

So then, it was time to move.  Because there were so many walkers, it was close to impossible to get any kind of speed while jogging.  A wall of walkers means you walk at the group's pace.  So, we finished in under 50 minutes.  Not a bad day for Bib 20672!

As a treat to ourselves, we decided to go to an exhibit after the race.

So, with the 5k, walking to and from the train station and walking in and around the city, I walked over 8 miles yesterday.  Today, the dogs are hurtin'.  Well Happy Sunday!  Hope tomorrow kicks off a strong week!


  1. Congrats on your 5K. It looks like it was a lot of fun. Keep up the great work! I look forward to the day when I can do one too.

  2. Congrats! Looks like you had a great time. I'm running my first one this summer. :)

  3. That is great! BRAVO!

    I recognize Halle Berry, and I think one of the young 'uns is Jessica Alba, and.... is that Dr. Oz? Or is that a baseball player?

    LOOKS LIKE IT WAS LOTS OF FUN!!! Celebrities and everything!

  4. MISSSAAAAAAA!!!~! Yay yay yay!! Thankyou for sharing your pics too, chicka!!

    So totally fun! Wow!! Excellent job, girl!
    You did it!!

  5. wow! congrats and what a great experience!!

    "womentum" - love that!

  6. Celeb count: Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Dr. Oz, Trey Songz, Jessica Biel, and Jesse Martin

    I hear that Halle Berry promptly broke up with her beau after this event. Nothing like a little 'womentum' to get you to kick yer man to the curb :-)

  7. Thanks!!! I didn't realize you were doing a 5k...I would have made you a sign!! But congrats!! I wanna run one this summer :) And I got the dress at Fashion Bug around Thanksgiving time. It was like 4 sizes too big on a clearance rack for 6 bucks so I bought it and my mom took it in for me :) Such a steal...and hopefully soon I'll have to take it in again!! :)

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