Walking in 5K’s

The Carlsbad 5000 is on Sunday and I’m going to walk in it. It is a 5K walk which is 3.1 miles. I started walking in the Carlsbad 5000 with my Mom and her friends. My Dad’s cousin, Carolyn and a friend also walk and we would meet them for lunch afterwards. My stomach is a little knotted up right now because I haven’t walked for 2 years.  In 2008 we couldn’t walk as my Mom was diagnosed with cancer and my Dad had just passed away.  Last year came and I just couldn’t walk it. My Mom had passed away four months after my Dad and I just couldn’t do it. It’s weird because I handled everything else, my parents belongings, paperwork, even watching their wedding video (that was never put on a DVD until I found the tapes),  but it was just too hard to walk without my Mom. It makes me tear up just thinking about walking without my Mom.  This was our tradition.  Every year.  I know I’ll cry this year and it will be really hard. I’ll be walking with Carolyn and her friend and I do look forward to that. It will be a new tradition and something special to share with Carolyn.

Here’s a picture of my Mom and I walking –


Photographers for the race take your picture and you can then buy them on-line.  Or … just copy the fuzzy one they put on the web 🙂

Since I don’t wear boy-cut T-shirts, I cut the good part out and will make a quilt with all of my shirts.  Here they are – I think I’m missing one or two ??  hmmmm  where could it be?

We had also walked together in a few different 5K’s.  Here is a picture of the San Clemente Fiesta Walk –

And another year ..

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