Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Red Dress Run and A MeetUp

I am a superhero!

I've done something that has NEVER been done before....
I convinced my mother to do a 5k with me!

Remember a while ago (way back when) when I posted about how my mother and her friend had started walking? How proud I was of her because it's a HUGE physical challenge for her (because she has had 4 strokes)? Well, Kristin @RunningtoSomewhere contacted me to do a blogger meet up and run (with some Froyo World goodness afterward hopefully). She suggested doing the Red Dress Run for Women. It's a 5k run/walk through the Hartford/West Hartford area- beginning and ending in Elizabeth Park (which has a GORGEOUS rose garden).

So, I promptly checked my work schedule, saw that I don't have to work until later in the evening that day and decided a 5k run would be fun. As I was going through the website info HERE, my mother asked me what I was up to. I told her all about the race and my blogger plans to meet up and a ginormous light bulb went off in my head! I told my mom that she needed to do this race with me. She has been walking for a while now and I think it's time for her to step it up. She doesn't have to run, but she can most certainly walk the 3.1 miles and cross the finish line. I told her I would even walk with her if she wanted me to. After a few more minutes of convincing, she agreed to do it and I immediately signed us up as a mother/daughter team called "The Pink Ladies" (my favorite color and a musical reference? I rock.)

I'm SO excited! My mom is going to do this with me AND I'm going to do a blogger meet up?! (Of course photos will be taken of the entire day haha) I cannot wait for Saturday the 9th to get here! I don't even care about my time or anything- I'm going to this race to meet a friend, have fun and support women's health and my mom. Then, I fully intend on finding some delicious froyo to enjoy before I have to head to work.


Meg O @watchmegorun said...

Very cool, that'll be so much fun and froyo after eull make it that much better!

HollywoodRuns said...

YAY! I can't wait to meet you and your mom. It's going to be a great day AND you totally are a superhero!!

Wells L said...

Wow - that's awesome indeed! Yay for your mom - what a HUGE step!!! I can't wait to hear all about it. I'll be cheering on The Pink Ladies from IN (it still counts as cheering even if it's from several states away - I can be LOUD!) Ha!

Good luck and have a lot of fun. Yay for bloggey meet ups too!

Stephanie Anne said...

WAIT!! I was thinking of doing that race!!! Can I join the blogger meet up possibly??

CupCake@ Bigger Girls Can Run Too said...

@Stephanie- Sure thing! Just email me and we will work out a time/place :)