As I was going through the pictures that Santa (aka Big Jer, my future father-in-law) took, the look on many of your faces says it all. Some of you are focused on the ground, just making sure your feet are still moving. Some of you show fatigue. Some of you are glancing over to the finish line. Some of you are even smiling (although I think it's because you're talking with a friend). Some of you are hamming it up for the camera with 2 thumbs up. Regardless of what your facial expression is, your body language says it all: you survived and crossed the finish line. AND, you should be proud of yourselves.
Hopefully this experience might kickstart a few of you to trying another 5km run or participating in a charity run. Maybe some of you might even venture for a 10km or half marathon. Regardless of where you go from here, every one of you is a runner!
For your last blog, it's a two part response: 1. Give a brief (1-2 sentences) anecdote (story, summary, funny memory) of your race day, whether it be how you felt, what you accomplished, what you did afterwards, or even how you felt throughout the entire 10 weeks. 2. If I were to do this again, what would you want changed about the program so that future students can get the most out of the program? Or, what would you keep the same?
1 week left (...to all of you that want to keep running, there is a 5km Santa Shuffle Run on Mont Royal on Saturday, December 3rd for the Salvation Army....you can find more info here: http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=7057)