Britney Butler, a second year student in the HRD program, recently ran in one of the largest 10k runs in the Tri-State area!
"I set out a goal the run the Benjamin Franklin Bridge just for my own personal accomplishment until a friend mentioned that there was an actual run the race. I had never run that long of a distance before so I was unsure if I really should sign up for the 10k race (6.2 miles). I self-trained using the 10k coaching setting on the Nike+ app on my iPhone for 8 weeks. At times it was hard to get the runs in with my work and school schedule but I pushed and got it done. November 2nd, race day came and it was a bitter 40 degrees with winds above 20mph. It was an amazing and satisfying experience and I finished in 416th place out of 1,742 women, I think I did a pretty good job for my first 10k ever!"
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