Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2 Celebrations of a Century

Celebrating two 100 year old women!

On Sunday afternoon almost 200 folks came to a 100 year birthday celebration for my Sweetie's Mother.
On Monday morning we attended the funeral for his 100 year old aunt.


Today we did 10.9 miles in the park. It was a bit warm, but a lovely day.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure Minneapolis
50 thousand people: Second largest Cure race in the country
$2.5 million raised to fight breast cancer
3,000 women diagnosed in Minnesota every year

Wearing our hearts ... well, not on our sleeve, but on our backs
This was mine this year. Usually I add sister-in-law Mary and several others, but I was hurrying to get to the start of the race. Sigh.

"In Celebration of" ... names of breast cancer survivors
"In Memory of" ... names of those who have died

Seeing the thousands of pink signs on runners and walkers is enough to move one to tears. Many say "In memory of my mother", some list several sisters or aunts.

This one ran just ahead of me at the start:

Children were all "Number 1". I always wonder what their stories are.

A young man pulled a wagon with 3 small children in it. (at the right)

We finished the 5K in around 50 minutes, stopping to take pictures, etc.

Many friends and families gathered after the race for pictures: good to celebrate and record the survivors for another year.

In the afternoon we ran another hour and a half in the park.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Snow in Duluth on May 7th . . . . Seriously!

Our car was covered with heavy wet snow, fabulous for making snowballs.

Activity/running since Sunday: Ten miles Tuesday, Four miles Thursday in the Twin Cities

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Minnesota Arboretum 5K

Bud Break races: kids get to race too.

The 5K race

Running through the blossoming trees of the Minnesota Arboretum is a treat.

We like to walk together instead of running this race.

We even took a little side trip along the way on the "Wild Flower Walk" to see trillium.
Tulips and daffodils carpeted the finish area.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Officer Down

Too many police cars for 5K race security
An officer on foot waved us to make a left turn ... with his rifle.

At the entrance to the park at Lake Phalen in St. Paul, we were informed that the Batten Disease 5K had been cancelled and would be rescheduled.

At home we heard on the news that a police officer had been shot and killed at 6:30 this morning.