Saturday, April 17, 2010

Miles for Matty 5K

This morning I got up and ran a 5K after a long night of waitressing last night. I was so tired! I didn't get home until 1:15am and I didn't fall asleep until 3:00am. Then I woke up at 7:30am and ran 3.1 miles!! :)

The 5K run/walk benefits Matty's Place: Children's Advocacy Center in Winona.

"Matty's Place will strive to facilitate comprehensive, community based services for children in Southeastern Minnesota, ensuring their safety, permanency and well being, while supporting and strengthening their families. It will provide a neutral, child-friendly, home-like environment where a single, comprehensive investigative interview can take place with cases of alleged child abuse and neglect."

You can find more information here.

So that is what I ran for this morning.

And I ran the whole thing...despite my convincing thoughts of how relaxing and nice it would be to walk. But I didn't. I listened to my iPod and ran, and ran, and ran.

There was this one kid who ran without shoes on! Ummm, hello? That's disgusting and very dangerous. I've seen him run shoeless before in a 5K I ran two years ago in Winona. He's a cross-country runner. I know this because he runs with two other boys (one of which is his brother...I think they are twins) and one was wearing a CC shirt.

They beat me too. Surprise, surprise...

I did pretty well this morning. I ran it in 27:19, and for only running one mile this week and two miles last week, that's pretty darn good. I think I finished in the top twenty-five...I lost track of the number of people who passed me ;)


  1. Awesome! Good for you! Matty's Place sounds like a pretty amazing organization, too.

  2. This is brilliant Kinsey, such a wonderful thing to so for such a fantastic cause. You're far more determined than me, I would probably have just started dawdling after 5 minutes...anyway, well done! :D

  3. Good for you. I want to start running! But we all know how long that will last!

  4. Congrats girly! I've always wanted to run/walk for a good cause, but we don't get many of those here. Matty's Place seems to be just like the place I am in the middle of snagging a job for :)

  5. Good for you! I strongly and completely admire those who run, period. Because, as Sasha and I often joke, why would you want to run...unless someone was chasing you, and even then...throw a heavy object at him ;).


  6. That's pretty awesome and it sounds like a wonderful organization to be helping out!

  7. thanks for running Kinsey!

  8. Good for you Kinsey!
    Although my mom could probably give you a run for your money. She is a professional 5ker.

  9. Great job!!! I've recently taken up running my head. I'll let you know when I've left the visualization stage. Hahahahaha.