Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Penultimate Go-Round

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, albeit not in celebration of the as yet-not-recognized (although not for lack of trying on the part of Yours truly) national holiday that the birthday of Bruce Springsteen should be, Sue's Crew shall lace them up yet again.  This year's edition of the Crew, the Ninth, is the second-to-last edition.  All good things come to an end, after all.  2017 brings us one step closer to the end of a most unfortunate, yet inspirational endeavor.

Margaret and Me - Sue's Crew II (2010)
(She's no taller now than then but I'm much grayer)

This year's undertaking carries a bit greater significance than past ones have for me because of Mom's death in June.  Mom carried the battle scars of her ferocious fight against Stage IV breast cancer with her for the final three-plus decades of her life.  And while it was not cancer that finally took her life in early June (one day later than her great friend and Crew namesake, Suzy B., had passed away in June, 2009), its presence in her day-to-day for more than thirty years certainly did not help her cause. 

To register for this race, you simply need to go to this link and follow the instructions the YMCA has provided.  I do not mean to imply that on-line registration is an idiot-proof process but I am an idiot and I figured it out.  

For one and all who have participated in past years and those who shall do so this year, whether again or for the first time, our heartfelt thanks to you for doing so.  


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