6.08.2008

Sweating for the Cure

On Saturday, I rose at 5:30 a.m.--really it's only half an hour earlier than Anna normally wakes--to meet five other DC Metro Moms at the metro station for our journey into town. The Race for the Cure started at 8 a.m. and we were up, ready to walk and donning our new "I'm blogging this" shirts (which we actually changed into on the street corner) from Baby Brewing.

Hot and sweaty before we even arrived since this weekend, we had a heat advisory of well over 100 degrees, we bypassed the runners start since we got there late. Had I known Condelezza Rice and Cynthia Nixon were there perhaps I would have run, which was my original intention.

But the ladies were fun so I decided to just let my ambitions to finish the race in 30 minutes go. We walked and sweated and sweated some more. Some, like Julie (who bravely did this walk with all three kids) ended up carrying two of hers the last mile or so and Jess, seven weeks from her due date, endured the heat without so much as a complaint. Also joined by Andrea, Devra, Jean, MamaBird, Jessica, Jodie, Leticia, Nancy, Robin, Sandie who all walked and donated more than $2,000 for the cause.

The best part of the day: brunch afterwards.

3 comments:

Nancy said...

It was great to walk and brunch (is that a verb?) with you Saturday! Let's do it again sometime, perhaps minus the walk part. (just kidding!)

Stimey said...

I had a great time with all of you. I'm so glad we did it!

Sweating Excessive said...

Hey, I came over her to find answer to perspiration problems but I can see this is another kind of sweating and that way you did it sounds like you spent a good time :)