|we are on the stage|
It was a good race, not because of how I ran. I did not get a personal best, but I had fun. What was much better than a PR was my friend Star. This was her first race EVER. I am proud of her because she completed the race. I am proud of her because she did not allow her doubts and fear overcome her. And she did it all with a smile.
During our brief appearance on stage we were waiting for another runner. And she was looking for us. Finally when she looked on stage, there we were. She was not surprised, a tiny bit stunned but not surprised.
|Me with Star|
It was a good day. I think that is what these runs are designed to be. Yes, people can win first place and win money. Yes, people can set personal records. I did last year. It was a good day because I was surrounded by good friends and about 1500 of new potential friends. I was able to witness the victories of many women. I that for some this was a first. For some this was something that seemed impossible or improbable before.
Here is an excerpt of what star posted on Facebook: "I was diagnosed with asthma about a year ago and never thought I would see the day where I could do something like this. My first 5k was tough, but I proved today that I was tougher. It meant so much to me to be able to complete it."
I was so honored to be a small part of her journey. I cannot wait to see what she does next.