In memory of a good friend, Kirsten, who lost her battle to cancer, I got to run with a bunch of friends in the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 5K in our area. It was such a good turn out. Almost 50 of Kirsten's friends and family members all coming together to remember her.
I got to design the shirts we wore. I asked her husband if he had any ideas or thoughts on what he wanted the shirt to say. He decided to leave it up to me. Hmmm, ok :) I had several ideas but kept coming back to the idea of a dandelion being blown into the wind. Kind of like being spread abroad and continuing on as a symbol of her touching so many of our lives. But I couldn't figure out how to say that eloquently (obviously as I try to explain it here). I was looking at her Facebook page and read "That's it I thought! A time to rise to the occasion and overcome. So then I went to her blog to see if I could find anything else. I'd looked at her blog before, but it had been a really long time. Much to my surprise (or maybe not really a surprise), was a dandelion at the top of the page. Love it. That's what I had to do. People seemed to like it and hopefully it also helps them to think of Kirsten, her example, and how she has influenced our lives for good.
Travis was at work, but Bergen and Uncle Tyler were there to cheer me on and give hi-fives as I ran past. This race was a good warm up for the Ragnar race in DC the following weekend, which made September a big running month for me!