Sunday, July 13, 2008

$1,419,507 Strong

Weston, Garrett and I just finished the LIVESTRONG Challenge 5K Run/Walk. Following on the heels of the fund raiser appreciation dinner last night, it has been an inspiring weekend. I'm going to keep it brief because I was too amped up to sleep much last night, then got up really early to send Steve off on his 100 mile ride this morning at 7:30. Highlights were:

* Dinner at the Fairmont at which Lance Armstrong was present (with his girlfriend Kate Hudson) and spoke at length. Totally wanted to stalk him, but restrained myself in favor of just staring a lot.

* Positioning ourselves in JUST the right spot so that when Lance rode onto the course Weston and Garrett were so close they could have reached out and touched him. Again, admirable restraint by all.

* Being a part of that HUGE group of participants, survivors, and volunteers from San Jose that helped to raise $1,410,507 to fight cancer.

* Crossing the finish line with Weston and Garrett.

I'm off to get showered, finish my laundry and grocery shopping, and then meet my man at the finish line!

1 comment:

Steve said...

What an awesome day it was! And to see my family at the finish line, after riding 100 miles, was sweet icing on an already fabulous cake. It's a day I'll always remember. I've got a photo of us before the event on my blog.

Thanks for all of your support sweetie. While I won't say that I couldn't have done it without you, you certainly made it easier and a lot more rewarding to do!