Hope Endures 5k

Yesterday I ran a 5k for Ashlyn, Courtney's daughter.

My time was 26:09 or an 8:44/mi pace. It was not a PR, but it was for a good cause. You can still sign up; the race runs from December 2nd to the 6th. All you have to do is go to Courtney's site and let her know you are going to join. Then run the race and time yourself and voila, there you have it. It's not about winning. It is about change and love and hope. Which are all great reasons to run in my book!

I chose the same bib number as I will have on Sunday. Hopefully it will bring me good luck!  I ran around Lake Merritt in Oakland, which was very beautiful. The weather was warm, about 67 degrees!

It was my last run before the Marathon. It is strange to run so little in one week, but that is what taper is all about and I am not trying to reinvent the wheel. However, I feel like I should be running more. 


Today I am in downtown Sacramento, picking up my packet and meeting up with family and friends for a pasta feed before the big day. I will do a more detailed post about this later in the week.


All my bags are packed and I am ready to go. Oprah, watch out. I am hoping to beat you.

Have you ever run a virtual race? Have you ever been to Sacramento? Do you think I can beat Oprah tomorrow?


  1. Great job with the 5k and good luck your your upcoming marathon! I love doing virtual races, helps keep me motivated in my day to day running. I have never been to Sacramento or California, hopefully someday!

  2. I am intrigued by the term "Gu" and will have to google it later. You've always been my hero, so I will be with you there in spirit tomorrow. It has always puzzled me that people actually run for FUN, but I admire it greatly (I'm more of a walker). Love you dear! I know you'll finish.

  3. Nice going, Kyria. I am doing mine on Monday.

    I know you are going to have fun with your marathon!

    I discovered virtual races earlier this year when I started blogging and I have done a few now. I really like them as they give me a little incentive to get out there and motivate me, too.

    Will look forward to your posta about the race experience.

  4. Good luck! I know you'll do well. Yes you can beat Oprah!

  5. Good luck tomorrow! I have not run a virtual race before, but that is a cool idea!!

  6. Great job on the 5K! I'm doing this same virtual race. I really enjoy the virtual races.

    You can definitely beat Oprah! Good luck!

  7. I think a virtual 5k is a great idea. Maybe not as fun as running with a bunch of other people, but still a great cause.


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