OCTOBER COMES TO AN END SOON, THERE’S STILL TIME TO RUN/WALK/BIKE TO RAISE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS, HONOR AFFECTED LOVED ONES.
I walked rather than ran my annual event, which does triple duty of memorializing my Mom and aunt, supporting my ‘niece’ (“Cookie Strong”), and others, and raising awareness. It’s an early morning effort that starts before the sun rises, on my home lakeside course, where all is quiet after the summer crowds have left. Boats are being hauled out of the water at the marinas and prepped to withstand the winter in dry dock. A few campers are still roughing it at the state park.
The setting is especially conducive to remembering and reflecting. This year the weather was clear, cool, and crisp. Perfect. Instead of a 5k, I race walked an 8k distance in preparation for the upcoming Turkey Trot in November. It’s just one month away. My finish time was not great, as the main purpose was not to speed train. Rather it was to contemplate on the strength and courage of beloved women with breast cancer in my life and be thankful for their survival. My sister walked her event yesterday.
Good luck, Steph and family, and all others, with your solo or group walks, runs, and biking events!
RUN AND MOVE HAPPY!
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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