One of the main reasons for our trip to Kansas was the Get Your Rear In Gear 5K. They have races all over the United States to raise money and get the word out about colon and rectal cancer awareness. My family put together a team in memory of my Uncle Doug who lost his battle to cancer on December 31, 2010. It was a great day spent with family and an emotional one as well. We had a team of 19 people and won the award for the largest team. We met at a church before the race for dinner and time to chat.
Just a little about the race. I have been training for it for a few months and am currently training for a half marathon. I was excited that I had talked Jessica into running with me. When I looked at the forecast I knew it would be a warm evening but I had no idea that the wind would be blowing as hard as it was. It was 25 to 30 mile an hour gusts. I joked that I could tie a string to Jessica and she could be my kite while I ran. So we started running and it wasn't too bad but then we turned into the wind and it felt like I was running as fast as a could and not going anywhere. I was pretty bummed that I ended up walking about 3/4 of a mile. But good news is I beat my last 5K time and hope to keep improving.
Here are Jessica and Sophia before they headed to the race.
Aleshia created these great shirts for our team. Uncle Doug loved the slot machines so we incorporated that into our team shirts. The shirts say, don't gamble with your health, get your colon checked.