Friday, June 15, 2007

Wanted (Desparately): A Time Machine !!

Time is flying by and I NEED MORE. So much to do and there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day. Does anyone know how I can get a time machine so I can go Back to the Future?

The last few months have just flown by and there is so much to catch up on ...

So, here is a quick synopsis of what I have been doing - All for the good of other people! Every year it's the same thing - it seems like it is non-stop from the beginning of April until the first weekend in June.

I missed the MS Walk in DC this year. It was the weekend after I came home from visiting my parents and SJ in Colorado and I wasn't up to walking 7 1/2 miles (jet lag killed me). I have done it before and it really is a nice walk along the C&O Canal from Georgetown (Washington, DC) to Glen Echo (MD). Unfortunately, I know too many (even one is too many) people that have this disease and I do it for them.

April 30th - I participated in Rebuilding Together (formerly known as Christmas in April). It was hard work, but a family in Stafford County now has a safer home.

That's me in the back right hand corner! These are just the people that were there, at this location, from the company I work for. We worked right along side a Men's group from a local church and some Marines from Quantico (they are so young, now a days!)

Among other things, I painted the underside of the roof of the porch AND ended up with paint all over me, especially in my hair! No one could really tell because, WELL my hair isn't naturally totally brown anymore.


Diet Dr. Thunder (Walmart brand) is a sorry substitute for Diet Dr. Pepper - it's not really that tasty ... I will know better next time to spend a little bit more cash to quench my thirst.

May 6th - I walked in the Race for Hope with Team Jeff Chewning. Jeff was a co-worker of mine who lost his battle with brain tumors much too soon - a year ago March. This race is very near and dear to my heart. It is such an honor to remember him by walking with his wife and daughter and his many, many friends.

The young lady in the pink boa with the tiara - that's Jeff's daughter - the day of the Race was her birthday AND she ran with all the extras including a sign that said "It's my Birthday and I'll Race if I Want To!"

The Wall of Hope - so many of these people lost their battle in the last year. It brought tears to my eyes when I saw the pictures of people that I had seen at the race the previous year.

Waiting for the Race/Walk to begin ...

I usually participate in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes but it took place on May 6th also and you just can't be in two places at once (and honestly, I don't think I could have walked back to back for a total of 10K!)

June 2nd - I walked in the Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure.

I met up with a co-worker at the race ... she ran - I walked.

It all began with ...

The Parade of Pink with all the breast cancer survivors is always emotional ...

It was extremely humid in DC that morning - but the runners still ran (on the left and center coming towards you) and the walkers walked (on the far right heading in the opposite direction). You pass each other at one point during the course.

It took a while (you can't really walk that fast because there are so many people - about 50 thousand I think they said) BUT I did finish - Here is the proof !

And with that ... I am finished for now! It is way past midnight and I need to get to bed (see - time flies by way too fast). And I don't get things done .... Come back later for PART 2!


ChrisB said...

I know just what you mean about time (I don't really have an excuse as I no longer work so in theory I should have plenty time- somehow it doesn't seem to work like that). You still manage to pack a lot in and the 'race for life' is similar to one I did here in Bristol (I also walked it)

CPA Mom said...

Good Lord woman, you do a lot of walking for a lot of different charities. You are such a hero. Such an inspiration. I don't know how you do it unless you have a time machine already!

Rachel said...

Wow, you sure have been doing alot of walking!!!! But such wonderful causes!!