Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Memphis Heart Walk

Memphis Heart Walk-The American Heart Association

So, my sister-in-law approached me with this walk-the Memphis Heart Walk for the American Heart Association. Little did I know that once I stopped and thought about it, I had several family members who were affected with heart problems. For starters, my Mom's father, Grandpa McMurray passed away from a heart attack at the early age of 45. My grandpa Morella had several heart surgeries in his lifetime and finally, my father-in-law, Nick Nixon, is a Survivor! So, once I thought of all that, there was no way I could not have done this walk.

We ended up having a good mix of people join Amanda's team and come out! The Nixon's, my Dad, Alan, and my close friend, Allison Butler and her baby, Hudson!

We completed the 5K and Hudson slept the whole way! How nice would it have been to be pushed in a stroller for the walk :)

The walk was success after a failed attempt at going on a hayride and picking pumpkins the night before. That's another story for another post.

I love this time of the year and I love being outside. This Saturday is a race at Shelby Farms called the "Eye Opener 5K: Please Don't Drive Drowsy". One of my sister's close guy friends was killed by someone who was driving while drowsy/sleepy. If you are interested, go to: http://www.eyeopener5k.vpweb.com/


  1. Hey, Angie, who's the handsome old coot in the red cap between the two pretty girls? Why is he wearing a red cap? Were they reserved for the nicest old bypass surgery suvivors or what?

    (your favorite father-in-law)

  2. I'm glad you've started this...I love to keep up...Love you!