October 5th and October 12th are two significant dates in my life. Both are race dates and one happens to be an anniversary.
On October 5th I will be running the CIBC Run for the Cure in Calgary. My Mom’s spirit will be with me and I will be running for her and for everyone else whose life has been touched by breast cancer. Although my Mom had breast cancer that was not what took her from us three years ago on October 12th. On October 12th, the 3rd anniversary of my Mom’s passing, I will be running the BMO Okanagan Half Marathon in Kelowna. Her spirit will once again be with me and I know that if the going gets rough then she will carry me just like she always did when she was here with us.
I picked up my Run for the Cure race pack today. I will be wearing my Team shirt on Sunday and will incorporate the bandana somehow as part of my attire, maybe around my ankle or wrist or on my head. The race shirt, bandana and a pedometer came in this neat environmentally friendly bag that has a long over the shoulder strap.
This will be my short, easy, taper run! It will be easy physically but difficult emotionally if it's anything like any other year I ran it!