This past Saturday, our local American Cancer Society held its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event! The weather was perfect for this event and we had a great time!
After a 6 1/2 mile run with Heather (more on that later), I met up with my work crew for the 5K event. It's advertised as a walk, but lots of people end up running, too!
After discussing plans with my "work twin", we decided to stick together for the event. She wanted to run the whole thing - I was iffy. Since I have a half marathon coming up this weekend, I didn't want to overdo it. However, the weather was perfect and I felt great....so I agreed to start with her, knowing I might have to walk eventually.
People get us mixed up all the time...haha!
The event took its usual neighborhood route which was well manned by volunteers so we didn't get lost! In the end, we made one porta-potty stop (baby bladder) and walked once after the water stop. We didn't keep a fast pace but a very comfortable one and I ended up sticking with her the entire time.
The Strides event turnout was great with a lot of area businesses, walkers, and volunteers out to support the cause! We had a wonderful time and enjoyed a delicious breakfast at Cracker Barrel after the 5K!
This french toast was a fall offering, but I didn't really care for the granola on top - next time, I'll just order regular french toast with a fruit topping! :)
Also, Cracker Barrel had all of their Christmas decor out on display. I might have bought a few ornaments...I literally wanted it all!!
I was too busy picking out ornaments to take a picture of the Christmas decor, but I loved these signs!
So very true in so many ways!!
A friendly reminder....
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Remember to get
checked – the American Cancer Society guidelines recommend yearly
mammograms on women aged 40 and over. Women in their 20’s-30’s should
have clinical breast exams by a health professional every 3 years.
Monthly breast self-exams are recommended for women aged 20 and up. Early detection and screening has helped save countless lives! Don’t ignore the signs/symptoms – have them checked, today!
Have you ever eaten at a Cracker Barrel? If so, did you get sucked into the gift shop vortex? (Happens to me all the time!) Does your area host a lot of benefit walks/races?
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