My friends Malise and Jen put together a team to walk in the Susan G. Komen 5K that was held in Raleigh last month. They did it in honor of me! I am so thankful for the friendships I make in my online journey. It was really cool to participate in my first 5K!
At the race, I met new people walking or running with us and I was able to hug old friends! See this is everyone…
A huge thank you to Hanes for sponsoring our group! They are an amazing company that cares!! I am overwhelmed that such a huge company opted in on this for our small group. While we were walking we passed a whole group cheering people on and they were shouting “We LOVE Hanes!” Our shirts even had Team Chestnut on them!
Malise and I walked the whole 5K. I just could not handle actually running it at this point but when we finally got close to the finish line, I ran a silly run to the finish line!
My husband waited at the finish line for me along with all of those who ran it in our team. The look on his face just told me how proud he is of me! They all had me fighting tears. What beautiful friends I am blessed to have!
I was even more humbled when I crossed the finish line. I was approached by a news crew who interviewed me but I was so engulfed with emotion I was stumbling over my words. So needless to say they did not post it on their site! Thank you for that news people!
In the end, I just want to publicly thank my sweet friends who did this with me and for me. It was so healing! A huge thank you to Hanes and Wyndham Hotels for making it possible!
Have you ever run a 5K? Would you?