Pat’s Run–We did it again!

5 May

When it comes to exercising I would love for the world to accept that eating ice cream is actually working out. Think about all the calories you burn walking into the store, opening the fridge’s door, grabbing the bucket of ice cream, carrying it to the register, putting it in the bag, taking it home and finally spooning it into your mouth. Someone please do some research, then come tell me I’m right!

But until then I have to stick with… exercising, for real. Motivation fails me more than I care to count (sucker), but I do like to trick myself into actually working out at least 4-5 times a week. To do that, I sign up for a certain sporting event every year, for which I must prepare physically.

It’s the Annual Pat’s Run, organized by the Pat Tillman Foundation and in collaboration with ASU. For those of you who don’t know who Pat Tillman was  he was an ASU Alumnus and one of the best football player in the history of the university, whose generous life impacted so many Americans and whose legacy continues to help veterans receive an education. 

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At this year’s Pat’s Run scheduled for April 25th  I was joined by my son Patrick and his girlfriend Alyssa, my niece Bat-El and her boyfriend Michael. We called ourselves the Sundevil4Ever Team. Bat-El and Michael ran pretty much the entire 4.2 miles while Pat, Alyssa and I took our time. We ran very little, but walked really fast, because we do enjoy the crowd and the atmosphere. I try to take it all in, from the Star Spangled Banner stirring our hearts, to the American flag dancing in the wind, to the military groups running and singing, to the occasional tutu and colorful costumes. There’s no way to describe how I feel every year I attend this event but I promised myself that for as long as I can walk I will participate in Pat’s Run. 

Happy to report that’s one promise kept and counting.

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4 Responses to “Pat’s Run–We did it again!”

  1. Angie Mc May 5, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    Well done! I had hoped to run but was out of town. Next year for sure. This past Saturday I did run the D-backs Race Against Cancer http://familylovedoesmore.com/2015/05/02/d-backs-race-against-cancer-raises-funds-and-spirits-through-community-action/ Great event! Maybe our paths will cross next year!

    • Camelia Miron Skiba May 5, 2015 at 10:41 am #

      Totally! We can form our own team 😉
      Congrats on doing the D-backs Race Against Cancer! Was it hard?

      • Angie Mc May 5, 2015 at 10:48 am #

        Well, running in general is hard for me, LOL! But I managed to earn my best 2-4 mile run with a 9:23 pace, whoop whoop! The 5K was flat, mostly up Washington and back on Jefferson. It was fun!

      • Camelia Miron Skiba May 5, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

        Glad you had fun. That’s all it is about and bringing awareness to the battle against cancer. I struggle to run as well so I prefer jogging 😉

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