In my last post I mentioned I miss running. I even left out wine and beer and ONLY mentioned running, so you know it's serious. I know I'm overly paranoid and probably could have done some running during my pregnancy, but after what I've been through, I just wasn't willing to take chances on anything I thought could potentially affect my pregnancy at all. I've been a consistent walker, and I'm fine with that while I'm pregnant. Running will be there when I have a healthy baby, and I hope to get back to it when I get the chance.
One of the things I miss the most about running, is the races. When Jon emailed me about the Rock and Read 5K happening on November 3rd in Charlotte, I knew I wanted to be involved. I'm an avid reader, and obviously I love to run, so this race combines two of my passions. All proceeds benefit the 2012 Friends effort to fund raise for book collections at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library. Also? The race features music at each mile, food, and drinks and promises a festival atmosphere. This sounds like my kind of race :)
I'm not going run myself. My plan is to spectate, because I have a lot of friends running it, and as I found out when I went to the Savannah Marathon, spectating can be really fun. I thought about walking it, but honestly, I just love RUNNING races, and didn't know if I'd really enjoy walking it as much as I love running races. I think it's a better idea for me to come and cheer my friends on and celebrate with them after the race.
Even though I'm not going to run, you CAN. Jon has graciously given me a race entry to give away! All you need to do is comment on this post, and I'll pick a winner on Friday, October 26th.