Saturday, June 5, 2010

Outrun The Sun

In honor of my mom and Grandma Kathy we participated in the Outrun The Sun race against Melanoma. Brett and I ran it last year and really enjoyed it so we decided to do it again. This year some of my friends came to support me. I am so grateful to them for supporting me in something that means so much.

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Our "Melanoma Hero"


Jane also ran this year. She and I ran the 1 mile race with a goal to run the whole thing and we did it. We also won the 1 mile category being the first ones to cross the finish line. Even though it's "not about winning, it's about having fun" Jane thought it was pretty cool that we won;)



Brett actually won the 5k race. He was the first one to cross the finish line.



Nedra and her daughter Lauren ran together.


I love doing this race. It is so fun to participate in something that has directly touched my life. Jane kept saying that Grandma Kathy was watching over us tonight as we ran, and I'd like to think she was:)

12 comments:

Lee said...

Great job Amanda!! I am glad so many people did it with you!! Way to honor your Mommy!

Brooke said...

Your mom was totally watching! What a great way to honor your mom! In fact, I bet our moms were watching together.(:

Dawn said...

Jane is right!! She is so happy! I am happy even though tears are streaming down my stupid emotional face... lol! I am so glad you get to do this.
Melanoma sucks!! Cancer sucks!! Mom was WAY too good for Cancer -

Thank you to Manda's friends. It means so much to us that you rallied around Manda to honor our great mom. Thanks you!

Jenna said...

What a neat thing to do! I know your mom is so proud of you! Wish I could have run it with you!

Kami said...

I love that you do this run. That bottom picture is darling. I love Jane's short hair. Good for you guys!

Erica said...

What an honor to get to run in her in your mom's memory. I love that Jane was able to do it with you this year- that is super special.

amanda said...

i love grandma you too mommy

Lyndee said...

It was so much fun. Wish I knew your mom she sounds like such an amazing women.

jeanne said...

This was super! Jane, you did awesome and I, too, know that grandma Kathy was watching over you. Brett, way to go! I really am amazed at your running. I think that is so great that you are doing this all together.

Logan and Ashley said...

Look at you guys all winning the race! That is awesome. It is even better that you ran for a great cause! I love running in a race that means so much to me too. I love that you get to do this in honor of your mom. :)

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

Totally awesome. :)

stalker sarah said...

What great photos! You guys did an amazing job. Wish I could have gone. I really tried. I will do it next year, for sure!