Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Race for the Cure - Walking for Debbie

On Sunday I walked the Race for the Cure 5k in memory of my good friend Debbie Hall.  I had been wanting to do something like that for a long time.  When I found out that Ali Vincent was the captain of Team Designer Whey, I knew I had found what I wanted to do. 

Dawn and Ali Vincent
 I loved watching Ali win Biggest Loser.  There's just something about her that I could relate to.  I've read her book and listened to many of her interviews and she's so enthusiastic and motivational.  I was excited to meet her in person.

Candace, Ali and Dawn

Barbie, Dawn and Jacqueline
 One of the best parts of the walk was the fact that so many of my scrapping buddies joined me!  I have another picture with Patty and Tammy in it, but I can't find it.  I'll have to add it later.  (I'm typing this in my hotel room in Catalina) Barbie, Jacqueline, Patty, Tammy and Candace did the walk with me.  Jennifer, Bethany and Ivan had planned to join us, but poor Jennifer ended up in the hospital (gallbladder surgery).  I guess that's a pretty good reason to skip the walk!

 One of the best parts of the walk was the part where we got to walk on 163.  I've always loved that freeway!  This is a shot looking down on the runners leading the pack.

And here's a picture of us getting ready to walk under the bridge.

It was a great experience and Designer Whey was so generous and welcoming!!  They sent us emails with training tips leading up to the race, gave us a ton of free products (watch for my review and recipe using the Blueberry powder!!  Yummy!!) Ali was very personable.  She gave hugs, chatted with us and signed a ton of autographs.

And now I know... I can do a 5k.  Well, I know I can walk a 5k.  I guess I still have to work on that running part if I'm going to do my triathlon next year.
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