While I’m never one to wish away the summer, I am so excited for October 5th to arrive because I’ll be running a 10K in Boston that’s the epitome of “feel-good.” Women’s Health and The FEED Foundation are partnering for the 2nd annual RUN 10 FEED 10 charity 10K race series that will be held in cities throughout the country to help the fight against hunger.
When you sign up to run, 10 meals will automatically be donated to children in your community. Each runner then commits to raising $100 for the FEED Foundation, which also goes straight to those in need in your community. There are timed races taking place in New York, Chicago and San Francisco, as well as fun runs in Seattle, Miami, LA, Detroit and Boston. On top of that, other cities throughout the country have set up their own RUN 10 FEED 10 races, so regardless of where you live, there’s a way to get involved—whether that means running, fundraising through the RUN 10 FEED 10 Crowdrise, or donating to a runner (like, oh, I don’t know, maybe me?)
Not only am I excited about the cause, but I’m pumped to be running another race. I have a tendency to fall in and out of love with running, and lately we’ve been on a serious break while I’ve focused on other types of exercise. But I miss this on-again-off-again boyfriend of mine, and went for a run last night for the first time in weeks, and it felt amazing. Sometimes absence really does make the heart grow fonder. I’m not going to follow a specific training schedule or anything to prepare for the 10K because it’s a distance I know I can run, but I am looking forward to getting back into my old daily running routine!