A few months ago, we put a call out to #TeamCCM to see who wanted to run the CIM Relay Challenge with Sarah and I. We were hoping to get a couple others to join us so that we could have a complete team of four people. Imagine our surprise (and delight) when the call for two turned into many, many more.
Yesterday, fifteen badass ladies, and one super rad dude, took to the streets of Sacramento and the CIM Relay Challenge to run 26.2 miles as a team. Cap City Moms’ four teams of four traveled from Folsom to the Capitol having a BLAST as we shared the marathon miles.
I couldn’t believe how much fun we all had. Cheering on our team members at the exchange or driving like a bat out of hell (ahem, following all traffic laws of course) to make it to see the other team members cross the finish, it was FUN. The caravanning and cheering and running together reminded me of other relays I have done over the years and I loved every second of it. Yes, even when it was my turn to run. 7+ miles turns out to be pretty great when you have some of your favorite people cheering you on.
I’m so proud of this team. They worked hard and got the job done. But more than that, it did NOT matter when we crossed the finish line or what our collective pace was. The entire team was incredibly supportive of everyone’s goals and just getting to the finish line. Our team included folks running their first “big” race and those that have raced many, many times. Each member of each of our four teams was beautifully and wonderfully different and had different paces or abilities. No matter if we had known each other for years or just met that morning, there was nothing but positive reinforcement and support for EACH RUNNER.
I love what I get out of running. It’s good for my health. It’s (so) good for my sanity. But every so often, I get to experience running in a new way that makes me even more grateful that I ever laced up those running shoes in the first place.
Sunday was one of those days.
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IT IS TIME TO SET OUR RUNNING GOALS FOR 2015!! We are pulling together our #TeamCCM race schedule and our first two races on the calendar are Super Sunday Run (on Super Bowl Sunday) 5k or 10k and Shamrock’n Half Marathon. Training starts this week! Training schedules are below. Happy Training!!
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