Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Race for the Cure!

A few days ago, I looked at my schedule and decided to participate in the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" this morning.  At the end of the month, my sister Ann will be gone for three years, and there is not a day that I don't miss her.  So I wanted to walk today for the 5K "race" and make a little statement to Breast Cancer:  "You took my sister, but as long as I breath you will not take her totally because I still remember and love her."

Pink was the dominant theme today.  I wonder how I would have looked in a pink tutu?
Not often you get to see the Good Health Fairy!
I wore the shirt I had made for the 2011 3-Day for the Cure with my sister's photo on the front.
Brown's Island down by the river is a popular venue for all kinds of events.
 Liked this view of the James River in the distance behind the banner.
Not much I can add...
More pink!
At the start of of the race, everyone is pumped up.  I was walking, not running.  I have not run since the Crawlin' Crab Half Marathon in October.  All of these photos were taken with my new iPhone, by the way.  It was a good crowd.  30+ minutes into the race, crossing back from the south side of the city, we could still see people heading across the Manchester Bridge in the distance, 30 or more minutes behind where I was - and I was hardly at the front.
Mother Nature decided to wear pink today,
as did these two dogs.  Pretty in pink!
It meant a lot to me to do this walk today in my sister's memory.