Total sweat hog (that’s me on the left) after finishing running in the annual breast cancer race on Sunday. This 5k race (3.1 miles) was through the beatiful Balboa Park area. We even got to run down the 163 Freeway (sorry everyone – I hate it too when runners block up the roadways). I was super stoked as I approached the finish line and looked at the timer which read 22:06. Coming down the stretch, I didn’t know what place I was in, but I knew I had to beat the guy next to me. I hit the turbo boost and moved from 67th to 66th position – Yes!
I dedicated this race to breast cancer survivors Gloria Trujillo (my mother-in-law), Marisella (cousin-in-law), and friend (Lynne).
Shari Anici (right), my Safeco Insurance marketing manager (and organizer of our team this year – Safeco Strides for Life) was holding down the fort.
Our team raised over $9,000 – thank you! Safeco Strides for the Cure webpage
The National Cancer Institue provides the following page on Breast Cancer Prevention that includes risk factors that may increase the risk of breast cancer, and protective factors that may decrease the risk of breast cancer.