Wow, I cannot believe this is my 200th post! I never really thought I would keep up with this little 'ol blog of mine!
What better way to celebrate than to tell you about my race yesterday (yeah, sorry no giveaway, I'm sure that was on your mind, haha. Still don't know how to do those).
Yesterday I ran the Bloomington/Normal Komen Race for the Cure with a bunch of other ZTA alumnae. ZTA's national philanthropy is Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.
Anyways, yesterday at 4:15 I got up to be in Champaign by 5:30 then Bloomington at 6:30 to volunteer for the race then run at 9.
It was AMAZING.
Breast cancer is such a terrible disease, but such a curable one if caught early. I worked in the Survivor Tent and it was incredible to see all of the women who had survived this nasty cancer. Everyone there was decked out in their pink!
"Traveling" ZTA table cloths- they go to all of the Illinois Race for the Cures
The survivor tent had a complimentary nail station where you could get pink sparkly polish, lots of food, and other goodies.
I got to lead the "processional" of all of the survivors in the ferocious wind, but it was so fun. Everyone was clapping and cheering for them.
Survivors in pink!
During the 5k, I teared up a lot. I kept running (past) other runners that had "I run in Celebration of my mom" or "for Grandma" or "Mary Lou." Every single person at the event had someone in their life who had been affected by breast cancer. I loved every minute of it. So many strong women (and men) have overcome this and was there to tell their story.
Those in my life who have survived breast cancer-- family friends, the organist for our wedding, my roommates' moms, friend's moms (and dads!)
His wife has been cancer free for a year. They were DECKED out!
1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her life. That is terrifying.
The race was So fun and I am waiting to get my final time back. My ipod said 27:56 but I am pretty sure it was shorter than that!
Do you run for a cause?