On Sunday, Darren and I took part in the 2009 Minnesota AIDS Walk. The weather was perfect--temperatures in the upper 60s with bright sun and clear skies.
I can't really imagine slogging the whole 10K (6.2 mile) course in rain, because even with the best possible conditions, I was dead tired by the time we crossed the finish line. Blisters, sore ankles, and sunburn--but all in a good cause. I raised $600. Not as much as last year, but still a good chunk of cash. I thought today I would just post a few pictures from the day.
Here's I am with Darren, who's caffeinating as we wait to start the walk. (And yes, we do care, as the T-shirts suggest.)
My company team, nicely posed before the start of the Walk...
We walked the route with our friend Jay and his little dog Chelsea, whom we've babysat several times. Here are the handsome boys and the dainty lass.
It was a real relief to get home and take a nap after the long trek along the river. Now, three days later, my legs are still a bit sore. Worth it, though!