One of my favorite things about being in Hawaii is the beautiful scenery. As soon as we landed, I just wanted to take it all in and savor it. I mean, it’s just a little bit different here compared to Brooklyn…
It also made me want to run. You see, I had been quietly training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly half marathon on September 15. I have been building my mileage slowly and running at a nice low heart rate. I was on track.
Then I got to Hawaii and may have gotten a little too excited about running and ran a little too much. Guess what happens when you combine an increase in milelage with wearing flip flops around town much of the day? Plantar Fasciitis.
The last time that I had plantar fasciitis was about 6 years ago and it was probably the worst injury I’ve every experience (except for knee surgery) and pretty much was what made me stop running for a while. I’m icing, massaging, stretching, rolling out my calves and not running – everything I can think of in hopes that this will not last too long.
So my plans have changed a little. I won’t have a heart rate training update for a while now. And, instead of a half marathon, I’m planning on running the Run10Feed10 10K on September 22 in New York City.
When Women’s Health Magazine contacted me to share information about the race and ask if I would help to promote the race, I said yes. I had been thinking about registering for this 10K (figuring that it would be a fun post-half marathon race) because it’s for a great cause – to support the fight against domestic hunger.
Right now, 1 in 5 American children are wondering when and where they will get their next meal. Hunger affects more than just children’s tummies. It impacts their ability to learn and do well in school and to stay healthy, preventing kids from reaching their full potential.
This is the second year that Women’s Health Magazine and the Feed Foundation are hosting a race and wellness series that helps fight domestic hunger. It’s actually a really cool concept – register to run a 10K and feed 10 people in your community. They are hoping to raise over a million meals this year.
The series kicks off in New York City on September 22 with a 10K along the west side of Manhattan.
- There’s a post-race wellness festival which will include yoga sessions, nutrition and beauty consultations.
- Special guests include Olympic soccer star Alex Morgan and Food Network chef Ellie Krieger.
- Singer and Glee actress Naya Rivera will perform her new single live in a special concert for runners.
- Women’s Health is also encouraging all participants to raise $100 to help the fight against hunger.
There will also be 10K races in Chicago and San Francisco and Women’s Health Fun Runs in Boston, Los Angeles Miami and Seattle. If you can’t make it to one of the races, you can also sign up for a virtual 10K.
Register for the race: http://www.run10feed10.com/home/
Get $5 off your race registration with the code: R10F10USA
Together we can make a difference. All we have to do is run.
Want to win one of the Limited edition FEED bags that runners will receive?
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post and I will be paying for my own race registration.
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