Happy first day of November, 2018! And guess what? I’m participating in See Jane Write’s annual #BlogLikeCrazy challenge! I get to tell you all about my 21st Cancerversary celebrations.
I set an ambitious goal of running a Race For The Cure every weekend in October. That meant having a few long drives to several of my races but that’s ok. Since October is my Cancerversory month, I make sure I’m visiting some place new and this year it was Denver! Luckily for me, Denver’s race was held September 30 giving me a chance to run five Race for the Cures over five weekends! WHOO HOO!!!
It was a chilly and grey morning and I had a great walk. Why a walk? My plantar fasciitis gave me some real grief and I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to do any hiking if I ran the 5k. The race was fun, supported by two super heroes, with and an unexpected cloud of marijuanas smoke as we crossed over a bridge. 420 Denver, right??
I ended the 5K feeling accomplished because 21 years ago I couldn’t have walked half a block. Nor would I have imagined myself in Denver doing it! I’m sending a special thank you to Fox 31 Denver for interviewing me. You can see the footage here: https://kdvr.com/2018/09/30/supporters-survivors-band-together-to-race-for-the-cure/
So, what did I learn about myself at Denver’s Race for the cure?
- DRINK MORE WATER! Much more water. Denver’s moniker of “Mile High” is no joke. The climate is dry and I ended up being slightly dehydrated during my walk. I didn’t drink any water before the race (BIG MISTAKE) because I didn’t want to be on the search for port-a-pottys. I should have had several big cups of water as soon as I woke and then hit the pottys after I picked up my race bib.
- Walk in the survivor parade. I totally missed this honor because I’d put my race bib down somewhere and went to look for it. I never found it and had to get in line to get another. There is nothing like walking with throngs of women who have 40 plus years of survivorship!
- Have more fun. I should have stayed longer to participate in some of the after race activities but I’d skipped breakfast and I needed to eat. And drink. Next time I’ll also bring a snack to tide me over.
If you’d like to make a donation to my Denver Race for the Cure, click here.
Which Race for the Cure did you run this year? Tell me and share your photos!