Our fun group before the race: Julie, Katie, Joleane and I
We just HAD to pose with Benny the Beaver (decked out in his baseball uniform). We did it for the kids...at least that's what we tell ourselves!
A small portion of the crowd that would join us along the way! There were a ton of people there (I was quite surprised)!
I spotted this gal, who later introduced herself as Tova, and just had to get a picture of that shirt! Her little group was a blast to be around. They called themselves "Team Lava" and she added, "We're slow...but we're HOT!"
And they're off!
It was so beautiful out there! We took the bike path down past the skate park and headed to Avery Park (the half-way point), then turned around and came back.
I carried my camera with me the whole time (my smaller backup camera, that is), and I'm so glad I did! I loved being able to jump out and catch a shot here and there. Even if many of them did turn out like this:
It still shows the beauty of this area that I live in!
We did it!
What a wonderful opportunity to bring awareness for such a great cause! I feel honored to have been able to participate - especially the day before Mother's Day! Thank you ladies, I had a blast! Next one...Portland Marathon...we shall see!
One of the gorgeous sculptures that line the waterfront streets. I just love this town!