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my running life

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The event started in our college gym, with an emotional ceremony with several speakers who discussed their personal stories of fighting cancer , whether it 's their own or a friend or family member. It was absolutely fantastic to see so many of my students ( 500 + people attended , and only about 2,000 of our school population ) on a Friday night , giving their time to a cause that is so important. The gym was filled with tents , sofas , beds , food, music and a buzz Womens Nike Free Run 3 Mint Green of excitement for what was to come, and I cut out just before the ceremony ended to make sure I was ready to kick off things off ( I made ​​it back to the gym a few times to refuel - Luminaria ceremony was amazing and incredibly emotionally ) . 
 The race started with me , by myself, in cold, hard rain run 10 laps around the quad . I was a little worried that the rain would make people not showing up , but I was quickly reassured when one of my students came in at about 7:20 and started getting ready to run . She is a varsity basketball player at our school , and she was soon joined by a teammate who is also one of my students. I ran with them for quite awhile , and a third basketballer ended, and my first arrest turned into pride that I have students who are willing to give of their time, in the rain, for an event like this . In fact one of the first three runners went for over an hour , making this the longest of her life - and she said it was not nearly as difficult as she thought it would be ! It was exactly how I felt the next morning when I finished my last lap - running with others who I know well made ​​this an incredibly fun evening , and I honestly could not have done it without the students who came out and ran with Womens Nike Free Run 3 Coral Red. After the first hour , the rain began to let up , and an amazing thing started to happen - people began to filter out of the gym and join us for a few laps . Many of these were people who had signed up to run, but did it because they heard we were out. It was an amazing thing to see , and it was rare that someone drove solo for more than a few laps - I would estimate that we wound up with 40-50 people running laps at some point during the night ! Students kept saying what a great idea it was , and they wanted to make it bigger next year - set up tents on the quad , get the music , the teams compete and so on. It was my hope - I did not have much of fundraising this year, because most of my efforts were directed to the organization and ensure that we would actually be able to complete the event. My main goal was to get this thing off the ground, build some excitement and let our amazing students take it from here . I seem to have achieved this , and hopefully it will continue to grow into a major event that will bring in more donations to the American Cancer Society in the future.
 While the night was all about celebrating the memory of those who have battled cancer, and my greatest desire to run 100 + round was to pay tribute to the marathon of physical and psychological suffering that cancer patients and their families, I also had an ulterior motive . I believe in leading by example , and one of my passions in life is to promote the health benefits of physical activity. I wanted them who agreed to ensure that operations can be fun, and driving over long distances can be painful. I was constantly amazed at how many people commented on how quickly the time went and how much easier the deed was than expected. I had at least one extra runner with Mens Nike Free Run 2 Black(another current student of mine) that went unannounced and wound up driving 10 + miles - also her longest run ever. I had other jump in and cover me during the two places I had originally signed up to run solo - at that time I was used and was not sure I could do it . There were runners cross country, student training for the Boston Marathon , and students who are running a little , if at all. What they all had in common was a desire to support the cause by running , and I am forever grateful .

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