Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Run Your Buns Off 5k!!!

I started running about 10 years ago.  I laced up my sneakers because I had just started college and was deathly afraid of the Freshie 15....which I put on anyways.

But once I got into running it became more than just about running.  As I mentioned previously, it was around the same time that my love of rabbits began.  Since then, it has been my dream to help an organization put together a race to benefit the rescue of abandoned House Rabbits.

Enter the Ohio House Rabbit Rescue.  This past January I saw the meeting minutes and noticed that they were contemplating putting together a 5k run to help make THEIR dream of a rabbit rescue shelter possible.

I think the stars collided at that moment.  Now I can call myself the Race Director for the Run Your Buns Off 5k and Little Hopper Fun Run which will be taking place on September 23, 2012 here in C-Bus.

I am so excited about this event and about sharing my love of running and bunnies with all my friends, running buddies, and family members.  I am hoping that people of all abilities will attend this event as the fees go to this wonderful organization and of course to our little furry friends.

One thing I have learned through my participation is that I have wonderful running friends and wonderful rabbit friends.  My life is more complete with them around.

Please consider visiting and signing up for this event.  If you can't attend consider sponsoring a runner, or the race directly.  Feel free to email me at if you have questions about how to do so.

If there is one thing I can say that I love about myself and my friends and family, it's our passion to help other people, other animals, important causes.  We care as much about our next PR as we do about being supportive of one another.

Oh!! If you can make it out...don't forget your tail and ears.!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Long Time No See! Cap City Half Marathon Race Report

I don't know why it has been so long, but it has!  Two months since I wrote a new blog post.  I can't decide if so much has happened, or if nothing really at all has happened.
Right after I last posted we adopted another Bunny Bun- his name is Thurman- he's a major sweet heart but not so keen on being petted.  He loves his nose kissees though!

Right after that I also ran my 12th half marathon, which I confess I was pretty excited about.  It was the Cap City Half Marathon here in Columbus Ohio.  The day was fairly cool- but there was high humidity.  At about 97% , which if you have not trained in it- it was overwhelming.  I felt miserable after the first 3 miles.  It was one of those crazy days...I knew a bunch of people who had personal bests, and for me it was close to a worst.  But, I finished...which is part of the excitement in my book.

As far as half marathons go, this race has some great things, like the medal, shirt and expo was well organized.  But the course wasn't impressive and neither were the water stations.  I wish they would have had them on both sides so that the flow of runner traffic went more smoothly.  Many of the stops could not keep up with the number of runners and I felt for the volunteers who looked overwhelmed.

Overall though I would say give this one a go- big beautiful medal, nice post race party and champagne and the race director is really nice and awesome.

As usual, I wore the bunny ears and tail and DH took this of me post race.  I need to get a shirt that has more info about the bunnies on it, but I do get asked about the there you have it :)

Whats next?  I am not entirely sure.  I am registered for the Air Force Marathon in Dayton Ohio.  It is a race that is very near and dear to me as it is where I finished my first marathon ever.  It's well organized and I am staying close to the base so I should be able to walk to the start this year rather than having to worry about the parking situation.  Tail and ears?  I don't know yet, hoping to maybe meet a time goal, but it is becoming a signature of mine so I guess we will see.

Hope everyone is doing well and more soon!