Run for the Cure
The CIBC Run for the Cure is coming up this Sunday, October 2nd. I figured I would just make a big donation on my own and forgo passing around a donation form. It’s been over 15 years since I passed around a sponsorship form in order to raise money; the last time I was in elementary school and I can still remember how embarrassed I was going door to door for the donations. Yesterday over dinner I mentioned to my family that I was running the 5K and they immediately asked why I hadn’t passed around the form. I feel sheepish asking for money, but they were all so enthusiastic. Internet web sites make this kind of quick decision a breeze, within a few minutes had I printed out copies of the form with my Bib number on it and all my family members were signing up. I expect to have over 300$ for the cause; not bad for an impromptu decision to collect donations after all.
I hope the weather next Sunday will be decent for the run, but if not, I highly doubt it will change the mood of most the walkers/runners. There is camaraderie at these runs, especially for a cause like breast cancer. As for me, I think it will be my last race of the year. I don’t care about my finish time because the Montreal Marathon was my goal race for the year, so I can spend time at this race to take in my surroundings instead of focusing inwards like I usually do. I’ve made a promise to myself not to yell ‘On your left!’ at anyone – but this one time only! :-)