Sunday, May 9, 2010
Sundays in My City: Moms and Komen - Great Combo!
Today, I dragged my sorry butt out of bed at 6:45am and nestled into the couch with my first cup of coffee. At 7:05, I remembered that I had signed up for our West County Komen Walk For the Cure, and that I had to be there at 7:30. The body went into auto-pilot, like it does every Monday through Friday, and I made it in time to pick up my T-shirt and freebies.
I found Hayworth (a BFF of mine) in line to register. She and a group of preschool teachers were walking in honor of their survivor teacher, Anastasia. Then I happened upon my neighbor/bff/comadre, Lola, and her family. I knew that Hayworth and her group would be speed walking as they walk all the time after work. Lola, like me, is a weekend exercise warrior. I thought I would have a better chance of keeping up with her. Besides, she asked me to walk with her, and you know.... "whatever Lola wants, Lola gets!"
The race was just a little over three miles... that's a 5K, right? I sure hope so, because I blogged yesterday about walking a 5K. It was a great walk with inclines and lots of shrubbery. We had the County and City police helping out. They made sure that the participants behaved and didn't antagonize other racers. There were several dogs with pink scarves who walked the race. I thought of Tootsie, but then the idea simply vanished from my coffee-starved brain. She would have barked the whole race, anyway!
It was a privilege for me to honor the following women whose lives have been affected by Breast Cancer: Alice, Eli, Sandy, Miriam, Susan, Judy, Lisa and Mary. I also would like to dedicate this to any blogher women reading here who have fought the beast, as well as women known to you warriors.
Edwina and Katya have promised me a massage and a pedicure today. I gotta go!
Hope your Mothers Day is filled with love and hugs!
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