photo by Evan Siegle, Green Bay Press Gazette
Yesterday, a record-breaking 15,050 walkers/runners took part in the 34th annual Bellin Run, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The tail end of the race passes near Mom's house, so we love to head down to cheer on the participants. It was a little drizzly today, but that didn't keep Mom from hiking the two blocks to sit in her lawn chair and visit.
Runners/walkers come in all shapes, sizes, and ages, and many of them pair up. I really love seeing them encourage each other.
Another fun thing about the race is seeing so many people I know in it. It's hard to get pics, though, because by the time I recognize some people, they're almost past me! I did my best...
Cousin Nancy! (It's about time I saw her at something other than a family funeral!)
My nephew, Caden, was running in his first Bellin Run. He had his eye on the finish line!
His mom (my sister Michelle) made sure to grab Caden's brother, Logan, for me to snap a pic!
Of course, the outfts are always interesting...
After watching the variety of boobs bouncing all over the place at these things, I'm certain I would never run without a very good bra. [no photo for that one, sorry.]
Of course, some people hate hearing that they have four more blocks to go, but so far, they've never thrown anything at me but dirty looks, haha. At the end of the race, in fact, a guy went out of his way to walk up to me at the end and thank me for doing "a great job cheering."
See...spectators are important, too! Maybe I'll run/walk next year.
Also this weekend, in my sister Geri's city of Anchorage, Alaska, there was a big run, the Run for Women. It's a walk/run to raise money for breast cancer programs. Geri sent a link of the story, and I loved the pics so much, I thought I'd share two here.
The first was taken by Erik Hill, of the Anchorage Daily News...
The second was taken by Marc Lester, of the ADN.
There are many, many more wonderful Run for Women pics here, and to see other fun happenings from all over the world, visit Unknown Mami's place!