This morning my mom, sister and I went down to Town Lake and ran the Run for the Water. We ran the 10 mile course along the lake and then into what must have been one of Austin's most expensive neighborhoods. There was one house that literally had a moat- for real life. The course was a bit more hilly than I would have liked, but the scenery was so awesome it really made up for it. The last 2 miles was where I really hit the wall- I was getting hungry, my energy was just about drained, and all the aches and pains were really starting to hit (I'm icing my knee as I type). All in all though, there were no huge issues and I think this was a really good experience before I do my half marathon on November 13th!
I am super happy with my time- I came in 6 minutes under my goal time, woohoo!
There were almost 1500 runners total, 700-something of those were women!This was the fourth year for the Run for the Water. It's for such a great cause and the course was really nice. After we crossed the finish line we loaded up on bananas, breakfast tacos, and coconut water! YUMM!
"The Run for the Water is produced by and benefits the Gazelle Foundation. Thanks to participation in the last four years we have been able to provide over 8,000 Burundians with access to clean water for their remainder of their life through the implementation of water systems. For every registrant in the race the Gazelle Foundation is able to provide clean water to one additional person in Burundi. For life.
To learn more about what we do, visit http://www.gazellefoundation.org/#!projects."