Getting Ready for the Race

This week, Team SP Cambodia has been gearing up for the race in Siem Reap this coming Sunday. We received our official running shirts this week and took an almost-complete-group photo.

We have a mix of staff running in the 3k, 10k, and half-marathon at Angkor Wat. Just to jig your memory, Angkor Wat is a 1,000-year-old temple site in Cambodia, the most popular tourist destination in the country. Several thousand people from all over the world will converge on Angkor Wat this Sunday to run in the various races.

Some of the Angkor Wat temples we will be running through on Sunday

I will be running in my first race ever. The 2-mile fun run that Andrew coerced me into last year on very short notice does not count. I ran a 12-minute mile; that should not go on my record. I'll be running the 3k with the ladies from the office. I timed myself on my last run and took about 19 minutes to run 3k. Pretty good, considering I refused to even put running shoes on about 6 months ago. However, being married to a man who loves running, and the fact that there's not a whole lot else to do for fun around here, I have changed my attitude and now might even admit to enjoying it a teeny-weeny bit.

We're hoping to use the run as a way to raise money for SP projects here in Cambodia. If you are interested in supporting any of the runners, check out the giving website here.