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Yesterday, I did the Walk For Breast Cancer. It wasn’t exactly a 5k, but then again I’m not sure how long it was. It was really fun. The weather just started really cooling off this week-60 degrees when I left the house! I even think it started to get colder as the day went by. But, I was totally warm because over 12,000 people showed up to do the Walk! That’s not even counting the unregistered people like me! It might have been around 15,000 people there by the time it started. We were all in a ginormous gaggle in the Mall parking lot, that’s where the walk started, and you could feel everyone’s body heat as though it were a mile long blanket. There were so many people around me and my mom and brother, we could hardly even move at first. Just shuffling our feet like old people. After a couple of minutes, it started to thin out and we could stretch out our legs.

Everybody was wearing pink because, you know, pink is the Breast Cancer colour. I had on neon pink triangle earrings, crazy pink watermelon flavored lip gloss a pink v-neck shirt, pink Adidas shorty-shorts, two different pink bracelets that say Breast Cancer on them, a pink knit jacket, and some mostly grey but have a pink Nike sign on them sneakers. I was the Pink Masquerader! We even got my hesitant brother to wear a pink sweatshirt. The coolest part was that the route the walk was on was in the shape of the ribbon so from the sky you could see this big, moving pink ribbon. I wonder if they ever took any pictures of it or even if they planned it that way!

We finished the walk not at the beginning or the end, we were right kind of in the middle of it. I didn’t time it, but I think it took about 45 minutes to do the Walk. I seriously can not believe I forgot my camera, again. It’s not even funny this time. I’m going to have to strap it to my arm next time or something! My next walking excursion will be, I think, a Christmas Parade Marathon, but, for one, I’m not sure if the parade people are even doing that this year and two, I might even find something a little closer to now because Christmas is sooo far away!

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My mother switched her days off to Thursday and Friday instead of Saturday and Sunday, this means that today we got to do a ton of stuff! To start off our day, me, my mom, and my brother took a walk all over the place in my neighborhood. So far we got to play at two different parks and go into the Civic Center, I think it is, and those places are all kind of far away from each other. We were out for two hours straight! I was surprised by how cool it was outside this morning, 83 degrees or something like that. Also, all I was running on that morning was a giant glass of orange juice so when I got home I was starving!

The next part of our day was finding out where to go out and eat, after taking good showers first, of course we had been sweating like pigs all morning. We decided to go to Denny’s again, but this time a different location. We usually go to the really busy one down by where the interstate gets off, but this time we went to a much quieter one. Personally, I didn’t like it. At the other Denny’s all of the people that work there know us because we’re such regulars and are extremely chatty and nice. The people working here looked and acted like they all hated their jobs and it was sending terrible vibes out to the customers, I could just feel it. Also, the food didn’t taste too good, either. In fact I could barely stomach my eggs, they tasted like plastic, but I was so hungry from the walk I just scarfed it down. Another thing was my brother said his pancakes tasted like onions and, from restaurant working experience, my mom knew what that meant. They probably didn’t clean off the surfaces where they cooked the pancakes before putting them on there. Finally, I found the restaurant really quiet, like too quiet. I felt like I was in a library.

Third, to burn off all that Denny’s, we went bowling! Our location was DeLuna Lanes. It’s not nearly as popular as Oops Alley, which makes it really cool because we’re usually the only people there with maybe one or two other groups. It’s alot cheaper, too. $2 a game! I don’t know how they stay in business! I got into last place in the first game with, like, 24 points. Then in the next game I came in second with 64 points. I could have done a ton better, but, did I mention we were playing without the gutter rails?

Afterwards, we went to Publix to do some shopping. It was the Publix that didn’t have free samples but had crazy low prices, so it was good. We got things like milk, Quaker Chewy Bars, cat food, banaynays, Cheerios, and some meat for a pot roast tonight. Not that exciting, but I did learn something, one of my buddies’ mom works there and I said hi to her.

Later on, we might go out for a bike ride, but, it looks like it’s going to rain, so we’ll probably stay inside.



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