For those of you who don't know, our family lost my grandpa, Don Light, to Pancreatic Cancer in February of 2008. While we all miss him (understatement of the year)
, this is not meant to be a sad post.
However, I do want people to know that Pancreatic Cancer (like all cancers) is very serious. According to Wikipedia
, "...it is estimated about 43,140 individuals will be diagnosed with this condition" by the end of 2010. Less than 5% of those will be alive in 5 years. Grim? Yes.
They call it the 'silent' disease because by the time you have symptoms you are usually in the later stages of the disease. Find symptoms here.
November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.
This was the second year for the race. I ran with my family last year .
Last year there were only about 400 participants. This year they came close to 800! Will they double it again next year? I hope so!
|Before the race.|
|Runners to your mark. Get set.|
|Chloe sporting her pancan purple.|
|My favorite part of a race!|
|I am running in this picture...doesn't look like it.|
|Passing that whipper snapper.|
|My running made her sleepy...or getting up at 6:45 did?|
|Looks like I'm winning. I'm not.|
|This skinny lady is passing me.|
I want the record to show I beat her skinny a$$ and her fake tatas by quite a bit.
|I'm exhausted here. It's 3 miles into the race.|
|Don't judge my time. I had a baby 4 months ago!|
(At least that's what I'm telling myself.)
|Walk it off.|
|After the race. Chloe is asleep and you can't see her :(|
|Pancan purple nails.|
Kimberly, I thanked GOD for you today and all those who ran the race. You are so thoughtful and Grandpa would be so proud of you. Thanks for being who you are and caring for others. Glad Chloe and Mark were there to cheer you on. It's less than a month till Don's 78th birthday and I will ask friends to join me to celebrate his life.ReplyDelete
We're so proud of you! As Grandpa is too! And way to go on beating the skinny lady with fake tata's!!ReplyDelete
Wish we could have been there again with you. Hopefully Dad won't have to entertain clients and we can make it. So proud of you. Did you tell people "good job, keep it up" as you were passing them like you did in cross country races? :)ReplyDelete
I'm so proud of you. Next year Ms. Chloe might be running with you. Cute family picture even with her sleeping.ReplyDelete
You are freaking amazing!!! It's like you make having a baby look effortless. I get a lot of ambition watching you and reading about you. I want to get back in shape so bad, dr said I can start back weight watchers and walking in 2 weeks. Need something to do these days. I would kill for your tummy these days :)ReplyDelete