Race For The Cure 2011
A few weeks ago was the second time I did the Race For The Cure in Portland with The Teacher and most of her family. Based on past traditions this means getting up before the sun has even thought of starting to rise, meeting for breakfast, riding The Max downtown, and then walking. There's a unified theme here of togetherness. At least that's my take on it. So, after getting up early and heading over to The Teacher's Aunt Patty's house, we had our shirts on and yogurt, bagels and coffee in our tummies. So, off to The Max to ride together.
There's nothing like the feeling of togetherness when your extended family and you ride mass transit. After 30 or so minutes we arrived in downtown Portland to lots and lots of pink.
Within a few moments the race was on and togetherness was off. This is my mini-rant. The Teacher is 8 months pregnant, so it's sort of a given that she wouldn't be traveling at warp speed during the race. Did anyone besides me pay attention to this? Nope, everyone else left us behind and took off. So, with Magnus in his stroller (now snoozing), The Teacher and I, walked together.
As you can see, there were plenty of people here.
There is plenty of supporters on the sidelines cheering you on.
Of course, the best part is the costumes.
And if you hadn't noticed already, the theme is pink.
Onward we pushed in the sea of pink.
The Teacher was truly a champ. This was not a short walk. She was pretty crushed when she realized her water bottle didn't make it into the stroller. At least there were water stations along the route that were a major blessing.
Obviously there were other themes besides pink.
Besides the costumes and people, the old buildings are awesome to check out along the walk.
Eventually, the end was in sight.
And we finished in record time (for an 8 month pregnant woman).
Trust me, the view from the other side of the finish line is much better.
Since the rest of the family finished before us, they were pretty much ready to leave once we arrived. "Not so fast," The Teacher proclaimed. That meant a small rest and a few more photos of some other people finishing.
Magnus had it the easiest (being pushed the entire way), but nevertheless we did it together.
I'm sure we'll be back next year. It's our family togetherness tradition.
Oh yeah, one more thing. Since all of the cousins were all together, I thought it would be a great idea to get a group photo while all of them were tired, cranky and distracted by everyone else in the room. Sort of par for the course for the day.
Hmmmmmm..suggestions for next year?
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