Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Race for the Cure

As most of you with boobs know, this is breast cancer awareness month. Saturday morning in OKC was Race for the Cure and Janine invited me to race with her. And by race I mean we walked the 5K. Still a pretty big deal though since I had to dig to even find tennis shoes that I own. It was really inspiring to see how many people came out (over 15,000) and how many people had signs that showed who in their lives has been touched with this disease. The best sign I saw was a man whose sign said "racing for my wife and my lover (same person)." Thanks for the clarification. There were also lots of great shirts with logos "Big or Small we save them all", "Save the TaTa's", "Boob Tubes"--that was the group from a TV station, "I heart boobs" (and the o's were the pink ribbons). The best part for me though was all the musical groups and cheerleaders on your way to the finish line: bagpipe players, Christian bands, guitars, quartets, policemen, they were everywhere cheering you on. I just kept thinking how much easier my day would be if periodically throughout the day wherever I went there were people cheering for me and playing their instruments for me to encourage me. (It's kind of like that casino commercial they play on TV here in OKC I guess, if you've seen it) I mean really, if I need to be motivated to clean my house or go grocery shopping I think it would be a lot easier to get up and go if the OKC police squad jogged through my house doing a cheer for me....or the bagpipe players....or that homeless looking guy with the guitar :)

8 comments:

Young Fam said...

awww sorry we missed you, we were all there on sat, it was so crowded, I can't believe how many people were there!

devy said...

Hello, I am a friend of Gena's and I often take a peek at your blog. I had to comment because I am in the background of one of your Race for the Cure pictures...lol..Crazy! Anyway, I enjoy reading! Feel free to peek at mine sometime.

kmom said...

Wow! I didn't know being in a 5K race could be so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

Oma Hagen said...

Hi Katie - I'm Troy and Becky's mom and love looking at your blog. One of the best team names I heard for the Race for the Cure in Portland was "Walkers for Knockers." :-) Worthy cause - you should be proud of yourself for participating!

Anonymous said...

Good for you Katie! Did you have blisters when you were done? Mom I

Anonymous said...

That's awesome that you did this! I agree that it would be easier to do certain things if people were cheering you on the whole way!

Rachel

lauren and brad said...

Oh! I'm so proud of you! That is awesome!

Leslie said...

check you out with your new fans! awesome s.ruckys! love that you're knitting, love that you raced, love the snl skits, and for sure = love the eveeeel eye! rock on, sister. great posts! keep 'em coming. and maybe i'll cut down on the exclamation points. :)

Related Posts with Thumbnails