|Tracy Burwell gives Sean Astin #run3rd wristbands.|
Submitted by Tracy Burwell @ATurtlesPace
Half marathon weekend was an awesome #Run3rd event! For me, it began on Friday afternoon when I arrived at the expo with fellow Captain Dawnley Burwell. Together we explored the expo, picked up our bibs and headed over to see Sean Astin’s presentation. We got there a bit early to see another speaker, and to our surprise, Sean was sitting in the front row waiting to help another presenter! I sat in the empty seat next to him and when he turned around I got a huge smile and hug! We had an opportunity to talk for a few minutes about #Run3rd meet-ups, his training, my training, and his goals. It was pretty cool to just chat about running and ‘stuff’ with the founder of the organization that has changed my life and encouraged so many others.
|#Run3rdphotochallenge by Kelli Shrewsberry|
His presentation also included an overview of his acting career, including a story about having to gain weight and not run during his role as Samwise. We all know hobbits are a little chubby, so running was counterproductive to his character. Sean also shared his incredible spreadsheet of his running miles. The man has been increasing his mileage for months and charting his progress! He will be well over 125 miles for August alone, with his ultimate goal of sub 4 finish time at the upcoming Marine Corp Marathon in November!
|Team #Run3rd for the Disneyland Half Marathon|
|Free hugs from Kris Przeor|
The finish line was super sweet as it meant major bling having completed the 10k the day before. I was a successful Dumbo Double Dare finisher! It’s was an amazing feeling to cross the finish line all alone, yet in a crowd, surrounded by Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy, and what seemed like a million cheering people. Like Sean has said, once we cross the finish line, we have done something that no one can ever take away from us!