If you weren’t already aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In our plight to find a cure for this horrible disease, it is gratifying to see how every year, the flourish of pink becomes more prominent.
The more pink I see, the more hope I have.
I’ve always wanted to enter a triathlon.
Last year, I started training for the Triathlon Pink. Unable to get to a pool regularly, I would substitute swimming training for the rowing machine at the gym, then jump straight onto the bike for 9km. Finally, just as my legs felt like stumps, I’d hop on the treadmill and run, er, I mean shuffle for 3km.
Last minute, I pulled out. I just wasn’t ready. Did I mention, I desperately need swimming correction classes?
A year later, I still had my tri-wuss hat on. But then discovered the option to run the 5km Pink Run instead.
Even better that mah sistah from another mistah was keen to join me.
With the condition we ran in pink tutus.
For the photos, of course. Because it’s ALL about the photos.
The week prior to the race, B constantly sent updates about tutu shopping. To no avail, no one – not even your usual Reject Shop – had them!
So, the lady who can’t stitch to save her life, decided to make them.
God bless YouTube tutorials and Lincraft. Or was it Spotlight?
Voila…the end result:
Skeptical at first about running in a pink tutu, it was actually the most fun I’ve had so early on a Sunday morning.
Seeing B prancing to and from the porta loo in her little pink creation will be right up there in the memory banks of “Bloody hilarious”
The community spirit that morning was palpable. So many people rallying together for an important cause.
The Pink Triathlon is coming around again in April next year. No more wussy excuses for me. I’m going to take those swimming classes and go the whole hog.
Pink tutu power!
Do you possess a pink tutu? Been involved in any charity events lately? How’s your swimming style?
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