Saturday, August 08, 2009
There was a 5K in my neighborhood this morning. Our area is not very large but at least 300 participants showed up for the race. The race began at 8:00 AM, and I did not particpate because I had to be at work at 9:00 AM. My sister Kay, who is age 66 participated, AND and she won FIRST PLACE in her age group. WOOHOO!!!!!! However, announcing her winning FIRST PLACE in her age group is NOT the reason I am writing about the race, (I just threw that in since that IS pretty special). I am writing about the race because as I was heading to work around 8:50 AM...I ran into those who were on the last leg of the race. Traffic was at a standstill for the safety of the participants. This is where I saw quite a few large men and women heading for the "FINISH LINE." How PROUD and HAPPY they looked as they WALKED tall, swinging their arms with their heads held high. Never mind that most everyone else had finished the race some time ago. THEY TOO, HAD FINISHED!!!!!!! And THAT is what reaching goals is all about. I didn't get a chance to chat with any of them, but I would imagine they were a weight loss group from some organization or church, or possibly even from SPARKPEOPLE. All I know is that group of men and women have a lot to be proud of themselves about, and I am very proud for them, too. Take care all and keep in touch.