Saturday, June 13, 2009

Wonder Twins Clench First P.R.!

The Wonder Twins participated in their very first road race today! They "walked" a 5K (3.1 miles) with Geof and me early this morning at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Raleigh.

They did a great job dealing with the hilly course and warm, humid weather. No cramps or complaints from our two fleet-feeted babies! They finished in 1:18 (one hour, 18 minutes) - a personal record! They would've crossed the finish line a lot sooner if 1.) we hadn't started at the back of the pack, 2.) I hadn't had to wait in line for the Port-O-Potty at mile two and 3.) I had actually walked fast. Regardless, they still beat a lot of other people... and babies. No wonder we call them the Wonder Twins!!

Throughout the race, they definitely had their grandmothers in mind. Grandma Lynn and Grandma La La are breast cancer survivors of more than 20 years each. Geof and I wore pink pieces of paper with their names on them pinned to our backs to honor their courageous and successful battles against the terrible disease.

Normally, this is an event that I would run, not walk. But, the doctors say running (and any other type of high-impact cardio) is a no-no. Because twins are considered a high-risk pregnancy, I must stick to low-impact exercise. So, I walked. Safety first!

Geof ran for both of us. He took part in the competitive 5K and finished in about 24 minutes! The twins and I stood at the finish line and cheered for him as he crossed. Yay for Daddy!

Although we somehow managed to lose the camera inside the house this morning before we left for the race, we did snap a few pictures with Geof's Blackberry during the race. Check us out!

More than 20,000 people attended the Race for the Cure today, making it won of the 25 largest Komen races in the country! We are so proud to help this amazing organization that does so much to help educate women and men about breast cancer. However, we look forward to the day when we no longer have to "race for the cure," because we've found the cure.

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