The Deputy Dash 5K
This was my second 5K and I was extremely excited about it because my amazing wife was going to be running it with me. I know she was nervous about it because she has not had the time to prepare like she had wanted. But being a trooper, she went anyway. The course was awesome and was held at Atlanta Motor Speedway. My friend with a local police department was kind enough to snap some shots of us.
After finishing, my friend Peto (in green) came back to run with me to the end. Then we both went back to run with our friend Billy (far left).
My friend Peto, who is just amazing at motivating our group of friends, finished his race (shaved 2 minutes off his last time) and then came to get me. During the last 300 meters I tried to step it up and keep up with him and was able to go full stride around 200 meters out. I dont remember this but to me, this photo shows what kind of a friend he is. He ran his race and came back to help push me as far as I could go. This photo says it all.
My first 5K was 38:08. I beat my time a bit as you can see above, which was great. But for me, that was not what made this run so special. My wife asked her father if he would bring our 4 year old daughter Lauren to see us run. We want to instill a healthy lifestyle in her. When she got there, she asked to run, too. And I don’t want to tell her no when she wanted to do something like that. My wife and her father agreed to walk with Lauren, who completed her first 5K at the age of 4! They said that she ran nearly the first mile, too! When they got to about the halfway point, they asked her if she was tired and if she wanted to turn around and go back. She said “No, mommy. We have to finish.” When I was done with my run I came back to finish with my family. When we got close to the finish line we encouraged Lauren to run to the end and was blessed to get this photo of us.
Here is a shot of me with my beautiful girls:
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- vigorandcupcakes said: This is so inspirational. I respect you and your wife for showing your daughter the way! I don’t blame my parents but I wish they had participated in more active activities in my life. Great job on shaving time off of your record!
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