Saturday, April 17, 2010
Kyle Wilson died at age 24, in the line of duty, fighting a fire here in PWC on 4/16/07
Kyle's passion was health and fitness, so since then, his family, friends and co-workers organized and run an annual walk for fitness in his honor.
He went to our local high school and was a couple years ahead of my boys, and this is the 3rd year I've participated. I went with my friend Torrie:
and my daugther, Meghan:
At the beginning of the race they had fire trucks set up and they announced if anyone wanted to run they should come to the beginning of the track.
I got caught up in the excitement and we headed that way. They counted down and said go and at that time they sounded the sirens and off we went! I intended to run as long as I could, but the whole route was full of hills so that didn't last too long, LOL.
It's funny you don't notice those hills when you drive that route!
We finished in 1:48...went back to take the picture after crossing the finish line:
It was a great experience and for a great cause and I look forward to doing it next year!
May you RIP Kyle....