Friday, October 22, 2010

boring Saturdays be gone!

In an effort to do more things in Madrid and really take advantage of our life here, Allison and I decided to do something on a Saturday morning. Since going out with friends at night is a big part of Spanish culture so getting up early on Saturday morning is quite a task haha. But we saw posters last weekend that Avon was sponsoring a walk for breast cancer. Its a great cause so we decided hey, why not? Getting up for a walk at 10 am's not so bad right? Right? Okay it's really hard but once we were up and arrived at the race I was really glad I was there. We got a t-shirt since there was no registration and they were handing out pink balloons to carry as we were walking. It was really fun to see all the balloons when everyone was walking. However, being a walk (as opposed to a 5K or something) and everyone was Spanish it was a the SLOWEST pace ever. Like Allison and I were shuffling along basically. Although the pace made me crazy the march provided a DJ out of the back of a van and a drumline which really pumped up the crowd. The best part was when we reached the end of the path we were walking on and had to turn around to go back. Everyone was waiting for the front of the march to start moving and everything was at a standstill. We were wondering what the hold up was and so we moved up to try to see what was going on. There were about 10 women holding an Avon sign and trying to move at the same time. However, doing this is practically impossible and even funnier when all them were bickering at each other in Spanish. Ohhhhh Spain. After working out this snafu we walked back to the finish line and collected our free drink and goodie bag!! We got soy milk, a granola bar, and Avon hand lotion. This getting up on Saturday thing might work out after all...

The sign ladies trying to march in unison haha

Rocking my pink tee!

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