3 days!!! 3 more days until my birthday... and 3 more days until we run to raise money for Samaritans Purse!!! here are the simple details:
on Thursday, September 11th, between 9/9:30 A.M. I'll be at the Newport Beach pier. i plan to run towards the wedge/peninsula on the boardwalk for 2.25 miles, then turn around and come back. this isn't a race, it's a run. I'm not running to meet or beat a specific time. I'm running to push myself further, to challenge myself to do more. I've been stuck at a 5k distance and it's time to move on. I've chosen 4.5 miles because I'm turning 45... kinda silly i know! but it feels like like a good balance between doable and challenging. i know for some of you 4.5 miles seems impossible, and for others, that's just your warm-up! "we are all in different places, running our own separate races". let's sharpen each other and spur each other on to great growth!
some of my friends and family will be joining me! and you are welcome too.... but beware, this is a no-makeup, sweat it out event... not a concert!
if you're not in the OC area, please still consider 'joining' us!! run as far as you're comfortable, wherever you live! but PLEASE DONATE!!! consider it either a sponsorship or registration fee! donate HERE
THE ENTIRE POINT OF THIS THING IS RAISING MONEY FOR SAMARITANS PURSE!!!!
you can find out more about them here: Samaratins Purse
also.... please take pictures!!!! use the hashtag #CLbirthdayrun and tag me, @thecrystallewis, on social media so I can see all your awesome photos!!!
for fun, here is the playlist that has been keeping me moving this past week... i hit shuffle and go!
(sweet sweet baby) since you been gone // Aretha Franklin
youre all i need to get by // Aretha Franklin
elanor rigby // Aretha Franklin
see saw // Aretha Franklin
think // Aretha Franklin
i feel for you // Chaka Khan
moving on // Christon Gray
dont stop for anything // Jonny Lang
i wanna be where you are // The Jackson 5
happy // Pharrell
looking for you // Kirk Franklin
i luv him // MaryMary
get up // MaryMary
working day and night // Michael Jackson
say yes // Michelle Williams (featuring Beyonce and Kelly Rowland)