Gathering for the Warm-Up
A Picture taken along the Run
As I slowly (compared to the pace I ran in Houston) ran across the finish line, I was handed a little white piece of paper that read "1st female". I actually won first place of all women with a time of about 31 minutes! I did not expect to win nor did I push myself but I won! I was sort of excited and it definitely got me motivated to train for the half marathon here in Lagos in November (if it goes - no info on the website yet) and to get my butt back into shape. My prize was a night at the Protea Oakwood Hotel, 2 boxes/case of Indo Mie noodles (similar to Top Ramen), and a case of juice boxes. I am not sure what I am going to do with the hotel room… I first thougth of giving it to our driver or cook but thought it might be too extravagant of a gift. I then looked the place up online and saw that it is a very nice hotel so Bob adn I may stay there one night. I gave the noodles to my driver and cook and we drink the juice with breakfast.
All in all, it was a fun day, a little drawn out, but definitely worth doing… and we raised some money for a good cause.
Link to Hotel where I won a free night:
Links to learn more about Junior Achievement: