Monday, October 22, 2007

Race for the Cure

Posted by Mandy at 6:33 AM

This isn't the best quality picture (it's a scan of one my mom printed out for me) but this is my sister, samuel, and me after we had finished Race for the Cure standing in front of the infamous big pink ribbon. It's such a bitter sweet experience each year. Seeing all of the "in celebration of" tags on every one's shirts is a great feeling... but it always makes me cry at least once to read the hundreds and probably thousands of "in memory of" tags others are wearing. Seeing young children walking with their fathers in memory of their mothers... that is just almost too heartbreaking to witness. But, besides that... it really is always a good time. Sam was nice and slept comfortably in the Ergo the entire time.. and I was so thankful for the hood it has on it since it was quite chilly while we were out there! He was nice and toasty up against me! My legs were really burning by the time we finished! That boy got quite heavy after the first mile.. and the second bridge. My sister kept asking if I wanted her to hold Samuel for a while but I was afraid if I woke him up taking him out I'd have to find a spot on the interstate somewhere amongst 45,000 women and try to feed him... so I opted to just endure it and consider it my exercise for the entire weekend. I love all of the free stuff we get each year too. We were a little late so we didn't get the great Ford scarfs that we always seek out... and they were so cute this year... but we did get free ice cream that was super yummy, free drinks, bracelets, necklaces, etc. And... the show the firemen always put on towards the middle of the race is always worth going to see. The entire crowd just came to a dead stop in front of the fire truck they were dancing on top of! I was pushing past trying to keep moving.. if I stopped in that crowd of screaming women I knew my lil` guy was going to stir! So... we did finish the race and enjoyed it! I look forward to it every year. I looked for the Journey girls but didn't see a one of 'em. I tried my best to get on tv.. did anyone see me? ;) My mom said I should have stopped in front of the cameras to breastfeed and then say something like, "I'm reducing my chance of breast cancer every time I feed my baby!" ... probably would've worked...

4 comments:

Maury Draper on Monday, 22 October, 2007 said...

Good for you! I am sure you did get an extra workout with your little man in tow! Did you get one of the pink KATV bottles? They showed those on t.v., and they were cute!

Mommatude on Monday, 22 October, 2007 said...

Ooh girl,I can see the resemblance between you and your sister!!!The eyes,you both have beautiful eyes!
I also am really fond of camo attire!!!

Mandy on Monday, 22 October, 2007 said...

Maury, no.. didn't get one of those bottles.. phewy!

K.T. you're too sweet! thanks :)

Shelley on Tuesday, 23 October, 2007 said...

yep, I bet all I would've taken to get your ten mins of fame would be to have whipped out some lunch for Samuel....

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