Monday, July 23, 2012

Frigid SummeRun

For the sixth consecutive year, our family participated in the Swedish SummeRun 5k run/walk benefitting ovarian cancer research as team: Walking for Mary. Despite taking place in late July and being named after the summer season, this year's walk was FRIGID!

It didn't rain, which is good. But it was COLD. Perfect conditions for the runners, but oh so cold for the pre- and post- walking time! 

Nevertheless, it was another fantastic weekend of family reunions with celebrations of new babies and other exciting life events. Our team had 31 members this year, which is great. Team photos are not up yet but in the meantime, here are a few shots from the event...

Aunt Mary's mom & youngest daughter (team Captain)

Cousins (Army Doc on right) 


More cousins

Just a pretty church at the end of the course
Some important facts about OVARIAN CANCER:
  • Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers.
  • The incidence and mortality of ovarian cancer has remained unchanged over the last 50 years, unlike breast and cervical cancer (i.e., we need more $$ for research).
  • Early symptoms are difficult to diagnose, leading to 75% of all ovarian cancer patients being diagnosed in advanced stages.
  • Long-term survival for advanced ovarian cancer is only 10%. 
  • 7 in 10 women die within 5 years of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

For more information, check the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer website. 


Up this week:

  • Trip to Chicago for training and possibly a 5k that will check IL off my list of states to race in!
  • Continued easy running & cross training (2 miles pain-free this morning!).
  • Hoping to order a new commuter bike! 


  1. So happy to hear that you're back to pain-free running!

  2. I love that your family does this walk together.

    Now, let's get this frigid weather out of the way before the first annual Eat and Run in August!

  3. Great cause, and great turn out!!

    Hooray pain-free running!

  4. Good job! Looks like a fun time with family:) Have fun in Chicago! Glad you are pain free:)

  5. What a great time with your family - fun!! Glad the foot is happy, hope it continues :).

  6. so nice that yall can all do that together. have fun in chicago! and so glad the foot is feeling better!

  7. That looks like a great time for a worthy cause. Have a blast in Chicago.