Saturday, October 2, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Today I did another 5K--this time for the local hospital's Breast Cancer Research unit. With Eric out of town and Nicky being a Saturday slug, I did this one alone. Same place as the Pet Day one...down in Solomon's Island.

I didn't register in advance for this one, so I got there at 7AM to register and be sure I got my shirt. I then had an hour and a half to kill. Several sponsors had booths set up, so I browsed the pamphlets.

At 8AM one of the sponsors, World Gym (of which we are all members) did a 10-minute warmup for the race. Everyone was looking pretty goofy, but having a good time.

Even the frog mascot from one of our local radio stations got into the action!

And we're off! Right on time, too.

Believe it or not, this is the view from someone's front yard, at just over the 1 mile mark. I would love to wake up to this every day.

Here's a lovely shot of the Chesapeake Bay with the sun shining on the water. Glorious.

Our route took us right past one of Solomon's institutions--The Tiki Bar. There were people already there! (I hope just getting the place ready to open for lunch.)

I did OK this race...46:33, which is a minute and a half off my regular time. I'm not a runner...just walked with occasional burst of jogging, so I was pleased with this time. I'll get better as I go.

Here I am in my official race shirt:

And my very cool pink shoelaces:

I walked/jogged this one in honor of my mom, who was a 14-year breast cancer survivor before pneumonia took her away from me. This was for you, Ma.


  1. Patty~ Wow you sure are looking good. Way to go with W. W. enjoyed the pictures and what a great cause to run or walk for. Love that view too how peaceful.I have not been doing too well lately, with Mattie gone and so far away I just don't seem to be handling it very good. You have inspired me to really want to get back on W. W. so I think I will start tomorrow morning, today is already shot:)

  2. Good for you! Love the pink shoelaces! :o)
    We bought a pink light bulb at w-mart (ugh!) the other day, that part of the $ goes to breast cancer research. The girls love it in their room! :o)