This past Saturday one of my favourite local events coincided with the windiest day on the planet. Boo.
The Cansa Pink Walk is an annual 2.5 and 5 km walk in aid of our local branch of Cansa, the Cancer Association of South Africa. I've lost some very special people in my life to cancer, so this is a cause very close to my heart, plus I always try to do the walk with my two besties, Tanya and Annemarie, which makes it even better!
|Tanya, me, Annemarie and the kids - all pink and ready to go!|
We chose to do the 2.5 km walk this year, since I wasn't too sure that J Bear would tolerate sitting still for a 5 km walk (he easily "runs" 5 km in the stroller, because it's over fairly quickly, but I think that covering the same distance at a slower speed might be a different story). We started way at the back (and pretty much ended that way too) - if there were to be a prize for the most baby blanket adjustments, dummy (pacifier) searches and baby swaps fitted into 2.5 km, we would surely have won it, ha! But all of these were interspersed with plenty of laughing and catching up - one of my favourite ways to spend a Saturday morning.
By the end of the walk we were literally covered in dust - yikes, what a windy affair! But, just like every other year, this event remains one of my local favourites. No bells, no whistles, but plenty of friends, and that makes all the difference.
|Post-walk: Annemarie hiding from the wind with Baby J.|
Thankfully the wind let up by sunset, allowing us to end the day in the traditional South African way...
Hope you had a lovely weekend too!