Saturday, 2 June 2012

Rain, Rain, Didn't Go Away

As usual I came prepared with too much clothing, too much pop and too much food.  This was because the Relay For Life was shortened due to the heavy rain.  We had brought enough food to get us through the whole night.  The Relay For Life ran from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight because of the heavy amounts of rain and teams that chose not to participate due to the weather.  I have to say that Team Cathy Conquers Cancer came out in full force.  We had a team banner and we walked starting in the Survivors' Lap all the way through until 10 p.m.  Personally, I walked four laps which we think adds up to 1 mile!  I'm stiff and sore.

I dressed in layers.  I started with a turtle neck with a hoodie and then my Survivor's t-shirt and my jacket.  I had long johns and my jeans.  I finished off with a pair of socks and my rubber boots.  Was I ever glad for my rubber boots!!  The track was a soupy, muddy puddle.  There were participants who were running in their bare feet.  Their legs were black from mud.  Talk about a natural spa.

I started my night in the Survivors' Reception where I met two wonderful survivors.  One was a breast cancer survivor and has been cancer free for 2 years.  The other survivor was a lymphoma survivor.  It was very interesting to talk to her.  Both ladies have been cancer free for 2 years and they still don't have the same amount of energy they did before cancer.  They both said that for the first year, they would fall asleep in the afternoon.  Again, everyone in the Survivors' Reception couldn't get over how good and healthy I look already.

I think the Relay For Life will be a fantastic time next year!  I'm already intending to put in a team and my team members seem interested in joining me.  We raised over $5,800 this year!  This was in only four weeks.  I'm overwhelmed and amazed by the support of my family, friends and the family and friends of my team mates.  Thank you to everyone to supported us in our Relay For Life 2012.

1 comment:

  1. It's too bad about the rain. All those beautiful dry days and right when you need them POOF they're gone. But you did get out there, and you did give it your all. That's an accomplishment in itself to be proud of. It hasn't been that long since you stopped treatments, so you're probably still tired and weak. Next year, you'll be even stronger and it'll be even more exciting!