Monday, October 05, 2015

Run For The Cure 2015

I love the tradition of doing Run For The Cure with my extended family.  I know there is controversy around how much money actually goes towards detection and finding a cure, but some money is better than none and the main reason we do it is to honour my mom.  It's a time to think about her, appreciate our own health, and pray that it doesn't touch our own lives.  I've been doing the run for 14 years and have done several with my mom where she walked it.

I decided to run with Kai and then Gary pushed Nya and our Little One in the stroller while running with Koen.  Well...I kind of ran with Kai for the first kilometer and then he left me in his dust.  He finished the 5 km's in 26 minutes.  To me, that's pretty awesome.  I finished around 32 minutes.  Another HUGE surprise is that I turned and saw my niece Izzy running in and who was beside her?  Our Koey!  At 35 minutes.  His first 5 km race and he did it in 35 minutes :) I was so proud of him for not giving up and doing his best.  I don't think there's any way I could have run 5 km's at their age!

Kai was actually one of the first 30 people in...crazy, right?

I do love that this is one way my kids can honour and feel connected to my mom.  It's a time for family. And pop--they like that part.

My sister Jan and her family were away this weekend but everyone else was able to make it!

Afterwards we went to my dad and Joanne's for lunch. We had a feast and it was lovely :) So nice to just show up and eat!  Excuse Koen's eating.  

In just one year, I will have my first mammogram.  If you have an immediate family member who has had it, you get your mammogram 10 years before the age they were upon diagnosis.  I truly appreciate my health and hope that it continues.  I really, really, really want to meet my grandchildren!

I hope you had a great weekend.


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