this weekend was the st louis komen race for the cure. i've been participating in this race every year since i was diagnosed. it is a powerful and uplifting day. 65,000 people draping the streets in a sea of pink and white, marching together to try to find a cure for this deadly disease. it means different things to different people. melissa etheridge says she runs for hope. people run for their spouses, their families, their friends, their co-workers. and i definitely participate for all those reasons. but i discovered another reason why i run (well, walk).... it's dogs. this was made blatantly apparent by the lone picture i took at this year's race. a pink little mini greyhound.
i love dogs. i love their smiles. i love their sense of wonder. their innocence. their loyalty. dogs seem to epitomize the true meaning of joie de vivre (joy of life). simply put, they are how i want to live my life.