Well, I finally did it! Today I ran my first (and probably last) 5 Mile Run at the Swiss City Marathon in Lucerne. As a non-jogger, I am quite proud of having accomplished this feat–from zero to 5 miles–all within the space of a single month. Let me tell you my story. Continue reading
Today I participated in the run4kids 2013, a charity run of the Swiss Finance Forum. I’d never heard of this organization or this event prior to this, but apparently the Swiss Finance Forum is one of the most important platforms for the financial and IT industry in Switzerland, and they sponsor this run every year. My friend J- told me some of his team at work was going to run for charity, so I figured I might as well take part, too. After all, I needed to get some training in for the Swiss City Marathon 5 Mile Run next Sunday anyway, and run4kids is for a good cause, so I might as well join if my company was already sponsoring a team. Win-win all around, right?
So this morning–despite a miserable night’s sleep–I dragged myself out of bed and made my way down to Rentenwiese park. It was kind of exciting to check in at the tent and get my personalized bib with race number. Gosh, my first race bib! I felt so official. 😉 Continue reading