First I want to thank all of those who donated for Cancer Research at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. You helped raise a total of $2,670.21 on my end! With a grand total of $247,924 raised for the San Francisco event. All for the cause of helping children who do not respond to traditional cancer therapies.
I also want to thank you for helping me stay motivated to do this event in its entirety. This was a true test to my body and there were many times I doubted myself during training with the fear of injury.
Okay, so here’s a quick recap with awesome pictures!
The day started off with the 400m run which I almost missed, but luckily the event went fine and I beat my goal by 3 seconds! I did however, come in last in my heat (not last overall!) which made me realize the high level athletes I was competing against. I was toward the middle-back of the pack for most of the events. I did however, above average in the bench press, did well in the pullups tying for 3rd, and tied for 1st in the dips. I suppose it’s to no surprise I did well in the strength events doing what I do for a living. I ended with the 800m run and as always I gave every last ounce of energy to “sprint” to the finish line.
So what’s next??
This question and “Are you going to do another one?” are what people are asking me. I love these questions. First off, yes, I plan to do it next year.
As far as what’s next? I plan to do some All-comer track meets next year to test my running abilities and to help stay in shape. I bought a discus and shot to test and see how I throw. If all goes well, I will compete in these at the “recreational level” as well. This btw I did in high school, so it’s not new, I'll just be a little rusty.
Thanks again for reading, donating, and motivating me! Until next year…