Ran in the Komen Race for the Cure today. They run a co-ed 5K run, a co-ed 1 mile walk, a women’s-only 5K run, and a co-ed 5K walk. I ran the co-ed 5K with my nephew, Max, who is 13. Because Max is a new runner, I didn’t care much about pace or speed; I just wanted to stick with him. We finished in about 38 minutes. There were so many people! I think there were 25,000 people registered for the race we were in, and I heard later that the co-ed 5K walk had over 43,000 registrants! Wow! It was the largest Komen even on the West Coast.

After our race, Max and I got breakfast at the Hilton downtown; they have an all-you-can-eat buffet that’s pretty good. After loading up on bacon and eggs and fruit (mmmmmm…) we went to find my sister. My sister (Max’s mom), and her mother-in-law were walking in the co-ed 5K walk. We found them near the start line, and ended up walking the entire route all over again! It was fun, and I’m glad my sister did it, but man is my heel bothering me now. I’m icing it, even as I type…

There were plenty of booths giving away free stuff, and I brought home a container of Pacific soy milk (mmmm… vanilla) and a container of Tazo Chai tea, along with some other doo-dads and gee-gaws.