If you have ever spent any time with a tri-athlete or marathoner, or are one yourself, you know this term well. “I set a PR”. Or possibly “I want to set a PR”.
For those of you that aren’t familiar with it, PR = Personal Record. I heard it many times this past weekend, friends of mine hoping to set a PR in the 1/2 or full marathon. Lots of my crew is in incredible shape and have done these things a zillion times over. Something I have never tried nor have any desire to, but I admire my friends that do it. It’s no easy feat and takes training and drive and a fair share of blisters and sore muscles. Not sure if anyone got their top time, but hopefully some of my gang had their best finish.
Wasn’t much chatter about setting world records for the 1 mile or 5k on Saturday, but I’m happy to announce that I set a PR this weekend. These are unofficial numbers, but here are my stats over a 3 hour period on Saturday at the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon 1 Mile and 5k afternoon….
112 hugs, including 48 man-hugs
45 fist bumps
27 chest bumps
43 high fives
17 low fives, some of which came on the beach cruiser
23 kissy cheeks
57 photos, including 13 group selfies
I’m very proud of these numbers, mainly because they involved people I care about (try chest bumping yourself…not easy). Can’t thank my friends and family enough for coming out to support me, the fight against cancer, the race, etc. We sold over 100 shirts in what seemed like 12 minutes, and we obviously represented well at the event. Heard that this was the biggest turn-out ever for the Saturday of the Quintiles race…500+ folks showed up. The MW contingency was strong and a large percentage of that group. The volunteer group on the course was made up almost entirely of MW crew. Just a lot of love all the way around. Which is what my idea what this Mojo Warrior movement is. Support someone in need in numbers, with a boost with laughter, a hug, a pic, a kind word, a gift, a surprise…create some good mojo for that person, and help them fight whatever is is they are battling. It has certainly helped me.
I will have an update on how to get the shirts, the Mojo Warrior Foundation I’m forming and more later this week.
Huge thank you to my team that helped me set my PR. It will be a hard one to beat! Love ya’ll. ~SS