Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Walk of Life 2011

Ok, so this is way late post #4... After that I think I'll be caught up. : )

This year I headed up another team for the Walk of Life. If you're not familiar, it's an annual 5K walk/run that helps raise money for the Joy to Life Foundation, which provides free mammograms for medically underserved women in our area. You can find out more about the walk and Joy to Life by clicking here.

For this year's team name, I wanted something cute and clever... The first thing I came up with was the D-cup Divas. But since most of us couldn't live up to that name (ha, ha), I ended up going with the Bosom Buddies. : )

Now, in order to qualify as a team, we had to have at least 10 people sign up before a certain deadline. When it was getting close to the race, and we only had 3, I got kind of worried... My invitation to join emails were getting a little more frequent and a little more frantic!! ; )  The Joy to Life Foundation was even giving away a car to try and get more people to register early!

Thankfully, a wonderful lady by the name of Frances, an old co-worker of mine, signed up and got 5 others to sign up with her!! Then 4 other old co-workers signed up, bringing us to 13!! Later on, a boyfriend was also added to the team, so we ended up with 14 members on the Bosom Buddies. : )

And now some photos from the big event. It was a gorgeous day, and as a special surprise, the Montgomery Fire Department helped kick off the race by making a huge pink water arch for us to run under. I'm not sure if that was the brightest idea though, because everyone who was wearing a white shirt got covered with the pink liquid... Hopefully it washed out okay!!

Oh, look... It made a rainbow! : )

This guy carried his dog on his back for the entire walk!

A little entertainment to keep us going. Not sure if you can tell, but the water in the fountain is pink!

Ok, I have to talk about the picture above... This was the first year Matt agreed to do the walk with me. I was really looking forward to spending that time with him. BUT as soon as the walk started, he decided he wanted to try and run. (I should mention here that I'm not in the best shape and felt if I tried to run, I would most likely die) So, he took off and left me there with my teammates. I was quite perturbed about that, but when he finished he did come back so he could walk the rest with me, so that made it a little better... Ultimately though, it just motivated me to be able to run with him next year!!

I liked that we had the green light in this pic : )

During the walk, there was an airplane writing words in the sky. I thought that was pretty cool!

Yes... someone actually dyed their poodle pink.

Yay!! We finished!! (some of us more than once)

So... remember that car I mentioned earlier? Well it just so happens that I WON IT!!! Yep, I won a 2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS! I still can't believe it...

They announced the winner after the walk, but Matt and I left soon after we finished to go grab some breakfast... So I had no idea I had won until they sent me an email Monday morning!  

Isn't it cute!?

Haa ha ha!! We did a little video and photo shoot when I picked it up. You can see more of this embarrassment here.

Yayy!! I'm still in shock. : ) I mean... who wins a car?!? So crazy!! I really love it, too! I've never owned a new car before... all mine have been used. And I'm really enjoying the cool features in it. Like how I can plug my iPod into the radio and listen to it. And how I can use bluetooth to make calls by pushing a button on the steering wheel! (Yes, I'm easily amused...)

So a big thank you to the Joy to Life Foundation and to all the Bosom Buddies!! Hope to see you all again next year! : )


  1. April! How have I not heard about this before???? That is too cool:) Congrats on your new ride!

  2. wow!!!! awesome!!! :-)

    you def. deserve the car!!


  3. Oooh! What a beautiful day to walk?! And for a great cause too!

    I agree with the girls, you definitely deserved the car.


  4. What a great event!!?! And I'm soo happy that you won a car. That's really amazing and well deserving.

    P.S. I did love your Alice party.

  5. Y'all are so sweet! :) Thank you!!


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