Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Walk for the Cure

Last Saturday, the day after my second chemo infusion, was the Salt Lake City Race/Walk for the Cure. Almost 20,000 people participated in this event. It was truly overwhelming to see the endless pink train of participants. Our team raised almost $2000 for the cause. My sincerest thanks to everyone who donated or participated.

We met near the start for some pre-race beverages. Alcohol may or may not have been involved, but I stuck to the virgin OJ. One of my co-workers stayed up late the night before making team shirts. There was even a bike on the shirt. Very cool!

Team captain, Bob, preparing OJ

We then pretty much split up and walked, jogged, or ran full-out the 5k race. Shannon and I hung with a few of my co-workers who were jogging at a nice pace. I've raced my mountain bike for 100 miles, but I don't think I've ever run a 5k. I guess I can check that off my bucket list.

Shannon looking hawt in pink

Thousands of participants at the Gateway

By Sunday I was already starting to feel the post-infusion fatigue and muscle aches and Monday wasn't much better. The good news is that I'm already starting to snap out of it and am looking forward to feeling better each day for the next three weeks.

In other news, Shannon is now a skinhead, although in my opinion he looks like Mr. Potato Head.


  1. do his ears and nose come off?

  2. ears, nose, glasses, and bushy brows:)

  3. You are suddenly making me wish we had started our morning with or without alcoholic beverages. I bet I could have walked faster... I am also starting to feel way better, glad to hear you are the same!

  4. Shannon probably just lost 10% of his body weight. 6'3" 145 lbs and has a posse.

  5. Jen~ I am so happy to hear that you are an example that we do not have to be affraid of chemo and can still have fun along the way. You are loved and protected by all the Angels (including Earth Angels). Keep up the great spirit. You inspire many of us.

  6. Now that Shannon cut his hair I totally recognize him. He is on the wall at the US Post Office along with 9 other guys. Hiding behind those beautiful locks for so many years!