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The Santa Cause

Oops, I did it again. Signed up for a race. This time, even during flare, I can handle it...it's just a mile. I'm hoping for 2 miles--one walking for time (benchmarking for 2021) and again, taking my time, for Statue Walk photos.
Oops, I did it again. Signed up for a race. This time, even during flare, I can handle it...it's just a mile. I'm hoping for 2 miles--one walking for time (benchmarking for 2021) and again, taking my time, for Statue Walk photos.

This is only a mile. It can be a 5k if I want, but since I'm walking, it will be a 2-miler, I think. My feet/legs are holding up decently the past few weeks and now I can be outdoors more with my fugly goggles. I have a week & a half to accomplish this, so if I wake up dreadfully ill, I can do it when I feel better. If nothing else, the pandemic is allowing my wimpy lupus self to participate in more things. The past ten YEARS, I've been waiting to see how I feel THE MORNING OF THE RACE. Which means, I don't get to take advantage of early bird registration or even the normal race fees--I have to pay extra and sometimes I don't get a race tee (not that this is why I have ever raced, but it is nice to have as a memento).

This year’s race will benefit ArtsPartners of Central Illinois and help fund future Sculpture Walks by ArtsPartners. I have been wanting to do the Sculpture Walk, and what better way than to help support it! ArtsPartners has also helped my writers' group out in the past. They gave us free sponsorship and also, because we did not collect membership dues, gave us free booths at their annual Ignite! Peoria events where I got to teach poetry and short story writing to kids and promote the group and all of the NaNoWriMo events we participated in. I know I've retired from all of that, but I love what they do for the creative community in Peoria and I can't forget all that they've done for my group.