Saturday, August 3, 2013

Back with the Team!

After missing two Saturday's to travel to California, it was nice to train with the team today.  This was my first Saturday trying to mix in some running with the walking.  I was supposed to go for nine miles but only did eight so that I could see a special guest.  Our route was, once again, the hills along Riverside Drive, on this muggy Saturday.  Here, a couple teammates walk across the Nickel Bridge.

Every time we go by the house, I like it.  It reminds me of a cottage in the woods.
One of my very crafty teammates says that this is a "yarn bomb."  Whatever it is, I thought it was clever and pretty.  Virginia is for lovers!
Campbell (the third from the left in the red shirt and orange ribbon) is out special guest today.  She is coming up on 8 and has been dealing with leukemia for the last year.  Her story is a poignant reminder about why we do this - why getting up at 5:30 on a Saturday to travel for miles on foot is so doable to our team.
Campbell passed out cupcakes and cards that she made.  Here is mine.  It says thank you but when I tucked it under my arm to eat my cupcake, my soaking wet shirt kind of erased the "thank."


Happyone said...

What a great reason to walk and run. : )
Campbell sounds like a very special little girl!!

Racn4acure said...

No better reason, I would say.

I was really glad to meet Campbell and I pray that she has a long, healthy, and happy life.