I’ve always wanted to attend the national walk for Epilepsy held annually in DC, but each year something seems to come up that prevents us from going! We were unable to attend again this year due to hubby’s work schedule and because finances were tight! So… when my sister-in-law told us about a local 5k/1 mile fun run The Epilepsy Services Foundation hosts each year called the Hare Racing Experience we signed up right away! We forwarded the race link on to our family and friends and soon we had a nice little group joining us for the race!
On the day of the race we all had a case of butterflies, but our jitters quickly disappeared and were replaced with excitement when we saw the number of people who had shown up for the race!
It didn’t take long for my husband to find Meg’s Aunty R, Uncle J, Pop pop who were all gearing up for the start of the 5k race!
This was hubby’s first 5k and we were so proud of him!
Meg and I wished daddy luck, snapped a quick picture of him holding our Talk About It sign…
and then they were all off and he was lost in a sea of runners!
Meg and I headed off to the track field to find her cousins who would be participating in the 1 mile fun run with us!
The time passed so quickly and one by one our group crossed the finish line!
My anxiety was up and down throughout the day, but I was determined to push through it!
I wont lie there were definitely moment I wanted to run and I don’t mean in the 5k or the 1 mile, I wanted to sprint like a gazelle to the nearest exit!
I managed to keep it under control and before I knew my nerves were gone and we were lining up for our 1 mile fun run!
Meg was excited her uncle and cousins were running with her!
She flashed me a smile and then she was off…
and she did really great!
before I knew it she was lapping me!
She crossed the finish line with her cousins and high-fived her Aunt and Uncle!
I was so proud of my baby girl!
Everyone did a great job and we feel truly blessed to have such caring family and friends that are willing to talk about it!
Music by Rusted Roots