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Annual "Walk Against Gun Violence" walk/run today

Sunday, May 16, 2010

We have a local walk each year, sponsored by a husband and wife who lost a son to a random shooting - the man was an attorney and is now a judge, so DH knows him; and the woman works at a store I frequent, so we've gotten friendly.

So DH and I do this walk each year.

Well, in actuality - we sign up for the race each year. I usually walk the whole thing. DH usually stops to play pinball, and then meets me on the return walk.

Although the first year we did the walk, it was extra hot - we stopped for drinks, then we stopped for restrooms - then we cut the walk short and walked back. At the finish line, I ran ahead (about 10 steps) to cross before DH. Turned out they counted me as a 2nd or 3rd place winner in my age group, LOL! (I refused the mini-trophy, since I knew we had cut the walk short.)

I think this year, we should aim for LAST in, LOL - just to see what award they give for that!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JLPNURSE 5/17/2010 9:16AM

    I think a lot of other people must be taking breaks along the way too.

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SAPNA. 5/17/2010 6:44AM

    Sounds like a lot of fun. Dont think you would have much weight loss. The opposite i would think. lol.

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PHEBESS 5/16/2010 6:43PM

    Two miles - I finished in about 40 minutes. DH stopped at McDonald's, then rejoined me - and when we were approaching the finish line, he let go of my hand and ran the last ten steps, so I ran too, LOL! (But the woman taking the tags for tracking time insisted I crossed the line first, so she took my tag before DH.)

There's always a big rally afterward, but when the preacher started, we left.

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NOTBLUSHING 5/16/2010 3:40PM

    What's the distance?

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/16/2010 3:25PM

    I just did a walk this morning...felt so good I signed up for another one next week!

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