The team that runs together…
Last Saturday, 9 of our Corinthian Events team (including family) members woke up bright and early and got in gear to run the Jingle Bell Run around Castle Island in South Boston, hosted by SBCA (South Boston Catholic Academy). The festive team included (from top left to right) Natalie Prentiss, Brian Woonton, Megan Woonton, Shira Brandt, Jamie Hellesen, Micha Brooks, Ryan Brooks, Sarah Waters and her dog- Raja.
We met at the start line to motivate each other then, with the starting bell rung, we were on our way individually – each working at our own pace – braving the cold to attempt personal records. The course loop was run on sidewalks around Castle Island- it was a clear day with great views. With the course being fairly flat, we could take in the gorgeous views of the Boston skyline.
Biggest challenge? All of us struggled with the wind between miles 2 and 3. It was very strong off the water. Megan commented that she thought she was glad she didn’t get blown away!
Even though we ran apart, as each of us finished we stayed at the finish line to cheer each other on.
We had a ball completing a challenge together. And, even with the tough wind – we all made great time – most of us even hit personal records.
Favorite part? While the race was fun… after the race – spending time to get to know each other better was the highlight of the day!