Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Virtual “Finish Chelsea’s Run" Race Report

Earlier this year, a Chelsea King disappeared during a run outside of San Diego.  The investigation revealed she was kidnapped and murdered by a convicted sex offender who was suspected of  kidnapping and murdering another girl in 2009. This is every parents nightmare.  Chelsea's parents established the Chelsea's Light Foundation to strengthen sex offender laws and change policies.

As a mom of little ones, I often think when they are older I won't have to worry as much. They'll be able to take care of themselves. But I guess the worries change.  It's so sad.

Kayte @ longlegsontheloose organized a virtual race in support of the Chelsea's Light Foundation.  The idea is to finish Chelsea's run. We chose our distance (which is good b/c of my knee I can't go too far). We rocked Chelsea's favorite colors, blue and orange. Wore the bibs Kayte made us. And tied ribbons in Chelsea's honor on our run. 

This past Friday, I ran my race. I originally planned for a 5k but my time was limited and my ITband was bothering me. I kept it to a slow, even for me, 2.25mi. Took me 23:45 for lots of reasons (excuses), my belly is no longer used to Gu, I'm not acclimated to the humidty yet, it was 87deg, and the route I ran is boring. This was supposed to be my triumphant return to running. Not so much. My ITband hurt all weekend. Guess I need more rest. Dang!  Enough whining.

At least I look cute in blue & orange. This is a nice color combo.

8 comments:

Kerrie T. said...

I think it's awesome that you did this, even if you didn't make it as far as you planned. And, good job listening to your body. I'm working on that.

Lori said...

Congratulations on doing this!

Teamarcia said...

You look adorable. Good job on the run! The heat is horrendous lately.

Lauren said...

That's such an awesome idea and for such a great cause. That story is so sad :(

And hey the fact that you are able to return to running at all should be seen as a sucess :D

ajh said...

This was a great idea. good for you for doing it.

Katye said...

you can all still "Finish Chelsea's Run" Check out my blog www.longlegsontheloose.com for more details! We'd love to have you! And congrats Megan! I made my first big donation to Chelsea's Light last night. They are working on greathings!

Shelley said...

That is so sweet that you did this - what a good tribute to Chelsea.

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

i love that you did this. i read about her in blogger meg's blog (megruns.blogspost)- as she lives so close to where it all happened.

and..you look HAWT in your Athleta top!!;-)