Weekend Recaps, Friends and October

Happy October! A Friend of mine told me today that he learned that it was everyone’s favorite month. All I can say is that I’m excited for the month to come and the many trips, runs, projects and plans I have.

This weekend, I spent in Philadelphia with my family and friends.  As you probably remember from my post this week past week I have been debating running the Atlantic City Half Marathon with my cousin. We took a gorgeous run around the Cooper River for a total of 8 miles (My cousin went 10) and it was awesome. I’m getting even more motivated to run this race.

Check out some of the gorgeous scenery from our run. Loveeeee Philly and this greenway. I even felt great afterwards and wore heels all day!

After a beautiful run, I spent some important time with my friends. I truly believe my friends help with my health. They keep me sane and healthy and you could tell that they say the same thing! It was great to have everyone together again. This weekend gave me the reminder that we really will be friends until the end. I know this because we literally picked up from where we last left off. It was great.

Some of our “moms” recognized that we were all together and begged for a photo from our old ones. It’s an amazing transformation..(How old we are):

June 2006
October 2012

As we roll into October, you will start to see the “sea” of pink for one of the most notable “cause” months of the year. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

I’m very excited and honored to be running this weekend in the Charlotte Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with my awesome team mates! (We’re even planning a bloody mary celebration…I wonder how we could make those pink :))

I think it’s important as part of this Month to recognize the fight for the cure. There are so many that are affected by this disease. Did you know that 1 in 8 (12% in the US) women will be diagnosed with breast cancer?

This post is to remind you ladies (and MEN!) to be aware and to be concerned about your health.

  • 25% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are under the age of 50
  • 70% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no genetic relation to the disease
  • Guys..pay attention! Each year it is estimated that 1,700 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer

You should also know that we have 2.5 million survivors here in the US. Let’s add to this number by raising awareness and racing for the cure!

Looking forward to giving you the race recap on Sunday!

PS: If you’d like to join our crazy and fun team, please click here!

Source: etsy.com via Charmayne on Pinterest

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