This past week was a whirlwind in the best kind of way. My mom was still in town and we were quite busy. We cooked a lot of healthy meals, shopped, went to a movie, had fun at the Texas Veggie Fair, took Gracie on lots of long walks, and much more. She even installed a shelf in my kitchen for me (thanks, mom!).
Last Saturday we participated in the Komen Dallas Race for the Cure. This is the seventh year we have done this race together in Dallas. My mom usually plans her fall trip around the race. It’s special to us because of the cause and how breast cancer has affected our family and close friends.
There were a reported 20,000 participants at this year’s race. If you’ve ever done Race for the Cure in Dallas, you know that trying to go for speed isn’t really an option. I love that there are so many people out there supporting a significant cause, but the sheer number of participants requires everyone to go along at approximately the same pace. I knew this wouldn’t be a test of speed, so I enjoyed slowing down, strolling and chatting with my mom. Spending time with her was the most important goal.
Goal: Spend time with my mom, and walk at a comfortable pace with the masses.
Location: Dallas, TX
Conditions: Around 72° F with 58% humidity at race start
Total time: 56:24
Pace: 18:33 min/mile
Outcome: I had a lot of fun chatting with my mom throughout the race, and got a “so-so” walk in at the same time.