Monday, September 19, 2011

Terry Fox Run

What a gorgeous day we had yesterday, not a cloud in the sky and about 21 degrees Celcius - low 70's for those of you unfamiliar with metric.  Perfect day for the annual Terry Fox Run here in our fair city.

It is probably about 10 years since I actually ran it - yes that was back in the day, when I could still run.  Youngest had decided earlier this summer that this was something she wanted to do, and with her long distance skills, this was just a good warmup.   Her and her friend Jess, decided to run it together, and with me as the designated driver, I was up for walking it.
Jess and Schmooie
More friends

You had a choice of 5 or 10 kilometers (repeating the route twice).  It seemed that most of the turnout were the tried and true athletes of the city, so I was expecting most would do the 10 km.  I was wrong, besides the girls and myself, there was only a handful of others on the second lap.  Everybody else seemed satisfied that 5 K was the extent of their efforts.
TISS track - about to start.

From what I hear on the radio, 230 people raised about $18,000, toward cancer research from our particular run.  Organizers felt this was a good success.  My feeling was that 230 people represents about 1% of the population in our town, half that if you consider the outlying areas.  Since virtually everyone will be touched by cancer is their lives, whether personally or a loved one, I have to wonder about people's commitment to this very worthy cause.

Anyway, I had a pleasant walk and felt good about my contribution toward helping to beat cancer.

And that is about all I have to say for today.

Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.

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