Anne and I ran in the Race for the Cure at the Rose Bowl yesterday. It was a perfect day for a run: mostly cloudy, not too humid, and around 65 when we started. I haven't run very much the last year, thanks to this stupid chronic pain in my right hip (the Miracle Balls are helping a lot. I'll write about that another time) but I've been jogging and walking almost every day for the last couple of weeks, so I was able to run the entire first mile, about half of the second mile, and about 2/3 of the last mile for a time of 35:21. It's not my best 5K time, but considering how little training I've done, I'll take it. Anne jogged the entire way, and she finished right around 38:00. Go Anne!
I don't know for sure, but I think I heard that there were about 17000 people walking and jogging in celebration of and in memory of their loved ones who have fought breast cancer. I remember this from the Avon 3 Day, the Rock N Roll Marathon, and the Race for the Cure last year: there are people of all ages, at all levels of fitness, who are walking, running, and jogging with the names and pictures of people they love pinned to their clothes, and it is impossible to be unaffected by them.
A few WWdN:iX readers sent some small contributions to me, which I've collected and will pass on to the Susan G. Komen foundation later this week. If anyone else wants to be added, you can send whatever you'd like to my paypal address (it's my first name at wilwheaton.net). I'll add it to the total I send on Friday, and I'll post the names of everyone who contributes in a special post at the end of the week.
Did you know that 1 in 7 women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in her life? I had no idea it was so common, and I am proud to support the people who help women and their families, as well as the people who are seeking a cure.