Race for the Cure-Recap

by jennifer6. October 2013 11:43

Disclaimer: Race for the Cure provided me and my family race registrations for the 15th annual Race for the Cure. No other forms of compensation were received. All opinions are my own.

Whew!! What a Saturday!! We were so busy!!

We started our morning at 5am. Me, my mom and my Irish Triplets were heading down to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!

My mom was honored as a survivor and there was a special ceremony. She just reached her 10 year anniversary September 12, 2013.

Ronin ran the race with my friend Raffi from Running Betty, Haley and I walked, and Ella and my mom stayed together. And we all met up together at the finish line.

We also met up with Denise from RunDMT who completed the 15k challenge!! Here we are! Me, Denise, Raffi and Ronin photo bombing us!!

Nanny got a special medal for being a survivor.

 

This was such a wonderful race, honoring breast cancer survivors, and remembering those who lost the battle.

My mom was moved to tears during the survivor walk. We walked with her, and as people were clapping and cheering, there was a swell of empowerment, and it was overwhelming. In a good way. I got teary-eyed too. After the survivor walk, there was VIP seating where survivors and their family could sit and wait for the start of the race.

The race itself was nice. Lots of pink on the course. Water and Gatorade were plentiful on the 5k course. The majority of the people on the 5K course were walking and cheering on each other. It was a very nice experience.

The swag at the expo was just amazing. Seriously the best I have ever encountered! Ford Motor Company had their beautiful 2013 Warrior Scarf that they were GIVING away! They gave one to each person in our party, so we have 5. Beautiful.

 

There was face painting, tattoos, Luna Bars, and SO MUCH MORE

But more than the goodies and the bling. There was hope. Hope for a cure. Hope that my daughters won't have to worry about this awful disease affecting them, or their daughters.

I am proud to be a Race for the Cure Ambassador.

 

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Jenny

Comments (5) -

Running Betty
Running Betty
10/6/2013 1:10:51 PM #

Ronin was a fun partner. I wasn't sure he'd talk to me, but he did. There were a few times I wanted to run, and he said he wanted to walk longer - I'm glad he spoke up for himself. He loved petting dogs around the course. I pointed out costumes on the runners, like tutus and Firefighter uniforms, and we got passed by an Army team chanting in formation (cadence?) with a big flag. That helped break up the distance for him. He got a side stitch at one point, and I taught him about noticing his breathing, and we practiced trying to breathe while running the same way we breathe while walking, and that sometimes you can focus on your breath without slowing down and get rid of a side stitch. He also told me you ran 1000 miles in the Keys, and he's done 12 5ks! ;)

Kristin Wheeler
Kristin Wheeler
10/6/2013 2:05:13 PM #

Awesome job!!! And so proud of your weight loss!

Ashley S
Ashley S
10/6/2013 7:47:00 PM #

Way to go!!

Nichole C
Nichole C
10/7/2013 1:40:24 PM #

What a great day! I have done this race with work in the past, and am always so moved by the survivor walk, afterward.

Barbara Boser
Barbara Boser
10/7/2013 5:48:06 PM #

Sounds like an awesome day! Congrats on all of your accomplishments Smile

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