Tuesday, June 11, 2013
On Sunday, June 9, 2013, Anthony and I ran the NJ Sharing Network 3rd Annual 5K. NJ Sharing Network is integral in the orchestration of tissue and organ donation. I was not aware that a 5K is run to memorialize those who have died and donated organs and honor those who are living donors and those who have received organs and are still with us today. I received a letter from NJ Sharing Network a few months ago and decided to run.
Anthony asked if he could run with me. Anthony immensely enjoys running although this was his first 5K. He ran the first two miles with minimal walking and then primarily walked the last mile. He repeatedly encouraged me to run ahead so I could get a medal (he's so sweet and thoughtful), but I said "no, we are walking and running together" (besides the fact that he is 5). He is a fantastic running buddy. We finished in 45:17.
He also wanted to participate in the 5K walk so we did that as well and finished in 1:40:00. It was a very enjoyable day.
We're going to be running in another 5K/1 mile fun run on the 4th of July. Anthony and Nathan are excited because they receive medals for running and being younger than 14 years of age :)