My First 5K - Erika Rivea
I went in person to Centro Romero to inquire more about the run and then signed up on the spot.
It is a Run or Walk 5k race that empowers and celebrates women in the community.
Mujeres on the Run (women on the run) fosters running as way to stay healthy, fit, and build positive relationships. This event is open to everyone regardless of gender, everyone is welcome to run or walk for Centro Romero.
I looked at it as a challenge. In my mind I wanted to do something to push myself out of my comfort zone. I wanted to do something inspiring. Its not about winning the race, its about encouraging me to feel better, feel accomplished, and practice wellness. I have never done something like this before, and I was excited. I started my running journey in July. I took pictures of myself at the beginning and end of my run to chronicle my progress.
The funding from this event will support programs at Centro Romero including leadership, civic participation, domestic violence prevention, English and GED classes, immigration services, and after school programs.
I hope to see you on the run next year!