DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K defeats weather

May 23, 2016

I am not a runner. But I play one for breast cancer awareness fundraisers.

A few years ago, I decided to start a team for Dewey Goes Pink to celebrate my mom nearing her 20th year as a breast cancer survivor. We had so much fun that we've went back every autumn after, and decided to try Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition's event this spring. Despite the rain, hundreds of supporters showed up this morning for the 7th annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk in Rehoboth Beach.

While all the serious runners were moving near the front of the start line, I got distracted by the raindrops on the rose bushes at Tanger Outlets Seaside. I didn't bring my camera, but was able to get some shots on my shoddy phone before the horn went off.

The next 36 minutes were even blurrier than most of the flower photos I took as I tried to keep moving without sliding in the mud. But I finished and look forward to not running again until September training for the 2016 Dewey Goes Pink on October 8.

Great job to everyone who contributed to the great cause!


Aquariann enjoys watching petals grow much more than paint dry. That's why she's a flower photographer and illustrator instead of a painter. She welcomes all artists to join her weekly Flower Friday hop to share their pretty pictures on her other blog, the art and tree chatter of aquariann.


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