Well the big race is now over and what a great day it was. We had great weather and great company and an absolutely amazing event. First things first — I finished the race and had a acceptable time of 35:57. That is two minutes longer than last year’s time and three seconds under 12 minute miles for those of you who keep track of such things. That qualified me to place 548th out of the timed field. That may not sound great, but it’s not that bad for a 50-year-old and I did manage to pass quite a few folks. But … next year I may have to golf “for the cure”.
I was joined by seven colleagues from Regus including Sharon, Charmaine, Nicole and Elyse, together with the men from the call centre David, Micah and Phillip, plus with their wives. Together we ran and walked to raise over $50k for a very good cause. In fact, Regus, raised the second highest amount of money in Dallas, behind only American Airlines. I have to tell you that this experience was better the second time and I was lucky enough to have a terrific running partner named Monica who kept me going when I felt like stopping to walk.
$24,730 is the amount of money that I have raised so far in my fundraising efforts. It is twice as good as last year but unfortunately I fell $230 short of my target. If you would like to help me reach $25k, there is still time to participate and donate for the next week or so.
Please go to my donation page dallas.info-komen.org/goto/bobrunsforthecure and then click on “Donate to Bob”.
So what do all these numbers add up to? 1 amazing experience. Thanks to all of you who have supporting me so generously. You have done a great thing and will affect the lives of hundreds of women.
For me … whatever I have given to this effort, I have received so much more in return. I have once again met new friends, reacquainted with old ones, had a chance to improve my own health. Most of all, we all have had a chance to make a difference to the lives of others.
So … thank you to all for your support.