Monday, September 19, 2011
We went to a Survivors' Banquet on Saturday night on the eve of the Race for the Cure. It was a very nice event, but the real fun began on Sunday morning.
A few notes before you watch the video: My friend Nancy graciously ran ahead of us at the end to capture the finish line, so there are a few seconds of shaky video while she was running, but you need to hear the audio of the announcer calling my mom's name. The music is: "Run for Life" by Melissa Etheridge and "Happy" by Natasha Bedingfield.
Enormous thanks to all of the following for making this so special for my mom:
Skyler, Suzanne, Jan, Ella, Maya, Doug, April, Lindsey, Andrew, Leah, Nancy, Alan, Madeline, Jamie, Jeremy, Lois, Bill, Susannah, Susan, and Jenn. It was also so good to see so many other friends at the race. What a gorgeous day and an impressive event. We don't have an official time, but she ran her 5K in about 36 minutes. How cool is that?
Lastly, many many times this spring and summer my mom would say to me: "Running mostly just feels hard; when do I get to feel the exhilaration?" Check her out when she crossed the line. I think she got her answer.
Race for the Cure from Emilie Manhart on Vimeo.