My weekend for a great cause..
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
As we all know this is breast cancer awareness month and I am huge believer that this disease can be fought and yes there are ways to beat this. I have not had any one close to me family or friend who has passed away but I have known some co workers, friends of friends and of course the articles you read on the internet about woman who have had breast caner and survived and some who have not..
This is an ugly disease any cancer is a ugly disease my sister had throat cancer when she was a infant, and my Father passed of the most cure caner that there is melanoma. October for me is awareness and if there is anything that I can do to raise it help it I am in and doing two things I love to do the most which is ride my bike and walk/jog and this weekend just so happen to be two events for breast cancer back to back..
Saturday started out cold Sunny and 40.. for the Trek Breast cancer ride. starting out at beautiful Green lakes State park.. (no it was not closed) LOL .. we headed out at 8:30 AM I know the route pretty well so I knew what was up ahead but seeing I as doing the 50 miler I was not too sure were we where when we made a turn but it lead me down some country roads which where so beautiful I found my self ahead of a group of riders but well behind all the speedsters I thought I was doing a good pace at 19-22 mph but there is always someone faster.. long about the 20 mile mark I was feeling like, I was kidding my self and who was I to think I could keep up.. then I thought I am not giving up.. there is no way I am giving up, I only had 5 more miles to go to do the 25 miler course and I said no I am going to do the 50.. then the turn in the road came up with huge green paint in the road 25 milers this way 50 milers this way.. it was like my bike made the decision for me, it turned left with ease and I was on my way to finish 25 more miles.. it was a pretty easy course not much hills, not that I hate hills or anything but riding the flats can be uneventful.. until the first rest stop and that is where I said to my self that I was going to finish and I was on my way.. which I did do.. I thought that woman have this disease don't give up that is why they are survivors that is why this disease cannot win.. because we fight and that is what I did I fought to keep up and I fought to finish. and I was so happy I did..
Sunday was the 5k run/walk for breast cancer every year I do run it but this year I knew I could not do the timed run, and seeing that my oldest daughter was going to do this with me I decided to walk.. this was her first 5k.. and I was so proud of her walking all 3 miles.. she was up ahead of me for sometime and I will just say is because she has a longer stride.. LOL.. but I was using this as my recovery so I was not going to push my self.. ok ok, I had to jog the last mile which felt so good.
I finished in 50 minutes 5 extra of my normal time.. which was ok.. because it was again for a great cause..
So yes I had fun, and fitness and helped some great charities this weekend and I also want to get it out there that if any of you have had not had your monogram yet this year this is a good time to do so, I am going tomorrow matter of fact.. its only 10 minutes out of your day and early detection is key..
Together we can beat this disease and save the girls..