2017 HONOR SERIES
3rd Annual EARNED RUNS HONOR SERIES
The Earned Runs HONOR SERIES is an effort I make each year to commemorate two different but life-changing events that helped to define generations of Americans. Since 2016 I have used the last of my 4 personal bibs to mark these events, and to make them official and special for myself.
THE FIRST PORTION OF THE TWO-PART SERIES is the "11k RACE TO REMEMBER 9/11". This past September represents the third year (2015 was the INAUGURAL year of the SERIES) in which the anniversary of the World Trade Center terrorist attack was memorialized by Earned Runs with an 11K run.
Because of a strained calf muscle and still not being able to run, I was currently working to build up walking distance while continuing with Physical Therapy. As a result, this year for this event I walked 5.5K each day, on September 11 and 12 for a total 11k distance in stages. It was not a race, but I timed myself and bettered my walking 'record' on 9/11. The next morning, September 12, I slowed the pace to be safe.
7K PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY RACE is the series other EVENT, run several months later on December 7th. In 2015 the September and December races were solo competitions for me. I so very much enjoyed the quiet of the pre-dawn hour runs last year that in 2016 and this year, both were planned as individual efforts.
The advantage of using EARNED RUNS™ bibs, is that you can design races that are meaningful to you alone or a much greater number of people regardless of everyone's location. In this instance I am able, 'in spirit', to join with the entire country in honoring the heroes of those days without traveling to New York City, Washington DC, or Pennsylvania in September, or in Oahu HI in December.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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