Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Race for the Cure - Indianapolis

So! I went to Indianapolis this weekend for the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. I go every year to support amy good friend Krystal and to see my lovely bestie Sara! We had a lot of fun, did some walking, bought some stuff, and had a nice relaxing pedicure. God I love my pedicures. I find it very soothing to have pretty feet, kind of like my own little secret bit of sexiness.

 This is Sara. She is also my maid of honor. She lives in Indiana, and we visit back and forth a lot. I met Krystal through her, and it's been some amazing friendships all around. Wouldn't trade her for the world!

As you can see, I run for my Grandfather and for my Aunt Barb.

The turn out wasn't as large this year as last year, and I blame that on the weather; rainy, cold, but we made the best of it. We always do.

And then we got our sweet warrior paint!

Sara, Krystal, Me, and Holly, all showing off our war paint! It kind of took me back to the old days of being a child again with the face paint, just wished they had cat whiskers. How cute would that have been? Cute little cat whiskers? I digress.

And everyone walks. It was a nice 5k. I like it because it goes through part of the zoo, and you can see some of the animals. See the photos above, the man all in black? That's Sara's husband Thomas. He's pretty neat.

They even dress up the elephants!
 And here is the gang after the race, showing off our team shirts. I'm pretty fond of the style this year, I'll wear it around. I do always enjoy the Race for the Cure. I have a thing about group events. When a lot of people get together for a common cause, it makes me emotional at how beautiful a group can be when it gets together for a mutual cause, and a mutual front on something. Well, except for the holocaust. That sucked.
And here we are, going out for the evening. All in all, it was a really great time. It's always nice to get away for a little bit, and to take a time out to do something for the greater good. I've been pretty obsessed with work and my garden lately, and it was a nice reminder that life isn't all about me, but that there are a lot of other things going on in the world.

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