Now that I have your attention...
A couple of weekends ago, we went down to SLC to run the Race For The Cure 5K on a little team called Rachel's Runners. My best pal Rachel is a cancer survivor, and she put the team together.
The race is for the Susan G. Komen foundation, which focuses on breast cancer awareness and research. We were just showing our support. My favorite of all the team shirts I saw said "Save Second Base," and had hot pink hand prints on the chest area. And to explain the title of this post: there were cheerleaders from high schools all over the valley doing cheers for all of the runners. My favorite by far was "B-double O-B-I-E-S, boobies are the best best best!" Because as we all know, boobies really are the best best best.
Here we are at the finish line. The boys definitely beat us, but that's not the point. They came back to find us and finish the race with us, though, and that was very cool. Richard and Jeremy are probably the best husbands in the world. Just sayin.
This was an awesome experience, and we're both really glad that Rachel asked us to be a part of it with her. Even though I laughed a lot, what with all the boobie references, I cried some, too. Many of the runners wore signs that stated who they were running the race for...one lady was running for herself, and her husband was right by her side. There was a young guy pushing two little girls in a stroller, and the sign on the stroller said they were running for their mommy. We saw a huge group all surrounding a really old lady in a bright pink jump suit, and all of their shirts said they were there for "granny." And the one that really got me was a big sign at the end - a great big sign with a woman's name on it, and then below it said "2 years we ran with her. Now we run for her."
I didn't know Rachel when she battled her cancer, and I can't begin to tell you how thankful I am that she won. I'm pretty sure it was fate that we met and instantly became BFF's. I love her so much, and she is pretty much Richard's second wife (at least she was on Halloween 2 years ago). Here's to you, Jenkins, and to all those who have had to battle cancer. You are loved, and you are an inspiration.