This past Saturday, I ran in a 4K. It was a 4K - for Kay - Kay Yow, that is. She was the NC State Women's Basketball coach that died of breast cancer a few years ago, and the race was held at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, which is not far at all from our new home. The race raised money to fund research for all women's cancers, It felt good to participate in an event that might make a difference to someone like my sweet Mom.
They had a moment of silence before the race for all those women who had died of cancer. I got pretty choked up but tried to hold it back since I was getting ready to race (though I guess tears and sweat mix pretty well). After the moment of silence, they released pink and white balloons into the blue sky and we were off.
Terry took me to the race and cheered me on (and took photos). He wasn't too crazy about getting up early to go, but he was sufficiently rewarded by free Starbucks coffee and a massage while I was running.