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Running a 10-K for the First Time is Legit Scary

I’m an actress (right now I’m working on The Flash), and while I consider myself a healthy, active person, this is my first race. I’ve never been a runner before—so this is an exciting challenge for me. Hi, guys! I’m so very delighted (and nervous!) to be hosting this year’s Women’s Health Run 10 Feed 10 race in San Francisco.

I met with some of the women at Women’s Health earlier this year, and when they asked me if I’d be interested in hosting the race, I was so inspired that I said yes before really considering that I’d agreed to run 10 kilometers without stopping!

Prior to this summer, the most I’d ever run was to chase down dessert. In school, I remember dreading the days that we’d have to run a mile and just crossing my fingers that I wouldn’t be the last one crossing the finish line. But I love challenging myself, and I’ve always wished I could be a runner—I travel a lot, and the ability to squeeze in a little exercise no matter where I am would be awesome. I’m a little nervous about the length of the race, but I’m looking forward to being inspired by the other people participating in it.

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I’ve also been a fan of FEED for many years (their bags and other products are go-to gifts of mine). It’s shocking to me that almost 50 million Americans go hungry, and I’m inspired by the incredible people at FEED, who work to provide meals to those who need it. I love that part of this race is about giving back and being able to help those in your local community.

I’m so grateful to everyone at Women’s Health who’s allowed me to be a part of this awesome experience. I hope to see many of you out there alongside me on October 25!

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