Racing for a Cure: Race Day

 

Marathon Moms

Last Saturday, my fellow Marathon Moms and I ran in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  Wanting to capture all the Kodak moments, I decided to run with my camera and I am so glad I did!  What a fun and gorgeous race!  Since I was running while snapping pictures, some of the photos were blurry.

Here are some of the highlights of the race…

A crowd of over 11,000 people waited at the starting line.

Running along St. Pete Pier at sunrise was breathtaking!

For the 10K run,  the course continued through Downtown St. Petersburg.  Our local Tampabays 10 News Team cheered for all the runners as we sprinted by and I couldn’t resist giving them all a High-5.  Reginald Roundtree smiled, but the other anchors looked at me like I was crazy.  I don’t have a picture of that moment or the looks they gave me, so you’ll just have to take my word on it.

I always liked Reginald.

Coming around the bend, I passed Lori.

Snapping photos may have slowed down my pace a little, but it made it more memorable.  I finished the race in 55:02.

Tiffany crossed the finish line still looking fabulous…

and I looked like a drowned rat!

Lori was close behind, but somehow we lost Gina and Leslie in the crowd.

After the race, we posed for one more quick pic at Vinoy Park

BTW…My sister, Simone, and her friend, Ula, were also at the race.  I never ran into them at the race, but I did spot them on the news.

Races are always fun, but even more fun with friends!  Knowing we were supporting a great cause in more ways than one made the effort all the more better.

Denise

From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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3 comments

  1. Tiffany says:

    Thank you for organizing our group. I had such a great time. I am so thrilled you brought your camera! I think you looked so cute in your pigtails too :- ) I can’t wait for the next race!

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