Last year I agreed to join Zelda's team in the Komen Race for the Cure and when I got the request to be on the team again this year, I shrugged my shoulders and said "why not?". Of course, that was before I realized that the AIDS Walk was the day after the breast cancer walk. I had just committed myself to two charity walks in one weekend.
Turns out, it wasn't that big of a deal. Chris and I walked with Zelda in the breast cancer walk on Saturday, all went to brunch afterwards, and still had time to accomplish every thing on the list of things to do. Sunday was no different. Chris and I ate breakfast, drank a few cups of coffee, showered, went and walked in the AIDS Walk and then finished our grocery shopping. I made a fabulous veggie soup and then I lounged on the couch while Chris went out with a friend.
I will say that there is a big difference between the Komen Race for the Cure and the AIDS Walk of OKC. First off there were thousands upon thousands present for the breast cancer walk. There was a very cheerful and upbeat mood with lots of smiles. There's also a special finish lane for survivors. The AIDS walk is a much more solum affair, with about 500 people and some of them too sick to walk (they get pushed in wheelchairs). The AIDS walk is no where near 5K and there is no survivor finish lane. It's bit bleaker.
Chris and I were both just thrilled to be a part of both charities and to be able to walk both of them because they are causes we believe in. I took many pictures of both days, but compiled a few for the blog. You can see them all here and here.