Bridge Run Fun

A lot of weekends go by without anything particularly remarkable happening, but this weekend was not one of them. On Saturday morning I completed my first official 10k (6.2 miles) - The Cooper River Bridge Run! It was easily one of the top five coolest experiences in my life. I'm super proud to say I finished it with a PR of 58 minutes and a 9:22 pace overall!!

A little background: I've wanted to do this race for years but honestly didn't think I would be able to actually accomplish it. You see, I have never been a runner. For most of my life it was my least favorite form of exercise and I was dedicated to avoiding it at all costs. However, last summer I didn't have access to a gym and running was one of my only options to keep active. Long story short, I fell in love with the huge sense of accomplishment and competition finishing a long run (without stopping) gave me.

So, Saturday morning bright and early I lined up with 40,000 of my closest friends to check off an item on my 2015 bucket list!

Heres a little photographic peek at the experience:

SO. MUCH. FUN! I had so much adrenaline and excitement running through me from the energy of the other runners around me, peppy bands playing along the route, and people cheering us on along the sidelines that I felt like I could have easily kept running. (I honestly loved it so much I kind of want to start training for a half marathon now? #whoops). Huge thanks to my parents for coming to Charleston to cheer me on - seeing them as I was running the final mile gave me a huge boost of energy/speed that definitely helped me accomplish my sub-hour finish time. It was the perfect way to spend my last Saturday as a 22 year old and kick off my birthday week!! Cheers to turning 23 on Fridayyyy! xo

-Lanie W.


  1. What an accomplishment! I have a lot of friends that were there that weekend running the bridge. Great job!

  2. Looks like fun! I wish I could run but my knee screams at me!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls


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