4 miles. While it may not seem like a very long distance, it is huge when you put 15,000 Buckeyes together with one common goal: beating cancer.
This year, I, and many of my family members, participated in the Buckeye 4-Miler, running and walking through four miles of campus on a chilly Sunday morning with the goal of having fun, raising money for cancer, and finishing on the 50 yard line in Ohio Stadium.
Brutus prepping to start the race!
While, I admit, I was probably not as well prepared for the race as I should have been (and for the record I have gone to the RPAC on a consistent basis), and my outfit of choice was, perhaps, not as ready for the weather as it needed to be, it felt really great to walk for someone who cannot because they have to go through something as serious as cancer.
I enjoyed spending time with my family the night before and leading up to the race, and discussing football basically the entire time with my cousin’s husband Rob as we walked the course together.
Photo from Rob’s snapchat.
For the record, I’d just like to say entering the Shoe the way the team does has to be one of the coolest feeling ever, especially after the laser show used in the Black Out game against Penn State.
The experience was awesome, and I think the Smith Family Bucknuts will take some time to recover from the craziness before planning next year’s race.
But we’ll be there, crazy and ready as ever. Go Bucks!