If you would have asked me this time last year if I could ever see myself complete a 5K walk/run, I would have literally laughed out loud!  I always tease and say that I don't even run to cross the road.

What if different about this year is twofold.  First, I started a nutrition program earlier this year and had prenominal success.  I have lost 30 pounds since April.  I wanted to kick start my exercise program to supplement the weight loss and we were promoting the Sprit of Survival event at the station.  I decided to sign up to walk the one mile fun run.

Spirit of Survival 5K

When Lori Cummings from Comanche County Memorial Hospital came in for an interview, I was so proud to announce that I was signing up for the walk, and would be participating in the training sessions leading up to the event.  She told me that I should really sign up for the 5K because I would be ready for the 3.2 miles by the time I had completed my training.  Well, I did it!  I went to the training sessions, and didn't die from walking!

Last Sunday, I accomplished what I started out to do.  Completed my first 5K.  Yes, I walked, but I finished, and am so happy to help support a very worthy cause.  The reason that I walked, like I said is twofold.  My Daddy, passed at this time of year over 20 years ago as a victim of cancer.  I walked for me, and I walked in his memory.  My Daddy Angel was on my shoulder urging me on up that final hill to the finish line.  I couldn't have done it without him. By, the way, I wasn't last!  I finished in 67 minutes!

Spirit of Survival 5K