Patsy’s Pacers

This is a good example of how things happen when they are supposed to…without any of our efforts.  When I got to the 24 hour Booty event on Saturday the event was beginning to be packed.  With 1200 cyclists, many volunteers, and those that came to cheer on the participants, you can imagine the crowd there.  As I was walking to the main table, I looked up and saw a cyclist walking on the other side of the driveway.  Guess what?!?  She was wearing the shirt you see in the picture!  I walked over to her and told her that I was, in fact, Patsy.  My dear friend, Sydney, organized the Patsy’s Pacers in my honor several years ago at the Run Like a Girl Race for Ovarian Cancer and this sweet gal was on my team.  Sydney was one of my dear friends in my cancer exercise program.  She had been diagnosed with a brain tumor.  She was a gorgeous, spiritual woman.  (see her picture below). She passed away last year at the age of 35 years.  I miss her, as does everyone that knew her.  I know she is still with us in spirit, but, I found so much peace in seeing the sign that confirmed it for me on such a special day.



  1. Marcella Bunnell

    Aww…that is so awesome Patsy!


  2. Sharon

    That really is very special. I don’t have to imagine the crowd … I was there and saw it, and for you to connect with your friend in the midst of all that chaos … was surely meant to be!


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