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Holy Mack! I aced the Run for The Cure!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

I lost my mom to breast cancer when I was 27, and my Dad's second partner, my step-mom, is now dealing with breast cancer that has metastasized to her brain. For the last decade, I have avoided the pink ribbon gatherings pretty efficiently, but today I changed that.

My lovely man, joined me and we ran the 5k - he's a runner so he was a great support for me, and we finished at a run, and completed the circuit by doing 5 and 1s and a couple 2.5 and 1s at the end.

It was huge for me for so many reasons - most obvious, and another private one - one of the major reasons I lost the 70lbs was to ensure I was doing my best to be with my son long into his adult life, to see my grandchildren, to be there the way he needs. Running today, I wore a sign saying I was running for Val (my mom) and Mary Jane (my step mom) - but in reality I was running for my son. Next year - I'll wear that sign.
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  • CEILIE2
    WOW! What a day you had!
    You brought the tears to my eyes as well and a really big smile and 2 thumbs up to you and to that man in your life for running with you.
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    3352 days ago
  • CANOGAPARKGAL
    You made me smile and cry at the same time. You can be very proud of yourself. emoticon
    3352 days ago
  • SAMSPARK1
    Heather, you should be incredibly proud of yourself!! It was very courageous for you to participate given the meaning for you! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Told Chris we will arrange for a play-date soon and that MIGHT even end up being a sleepover so he's happy!

    P.S. Thanks again for the clothes! I am wearing a light blue blouse and the coat today! :)
    3352 days ago
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