We came, we ran, we got free t-shirts.
We ran the Monument Avenue 10k yesterday, and it was a blast. The weather cooperated (no rain--just overcast and cool) and it was a heck of an experience. Monument Avenue is beautiful, there were TONS of people (over 26,000 finishers!), strangers were cheering for all of us, and there were costumes galore. The race was raising money for cancer research, and it was moving to see runners wearing signs on their back saying "Cancer survivor" or "I'm running for so-and-so." One group was all wearing t-shirts that said, "Cancer, you messed with the wrong woman." Very inspiring.
We were able to basically run the entire 6.2 miles, and Doug was kind enough to stick with my slow-yet-steady pace. He pushed me when necessary, and he refused to let Ms. Pac Man and friends beat us. Thank goodness.
Teams Shafer, Hutchison, and Miles
So we did it. And here's to the friends, strangers, and cancer survivors that rocked our world yesterday! It was a fabulous experience, and I'm almost dumb enough to want to do it again. Almost.