In July, I was at a liquor store in Windham, getting wine and saw a pamplet for the 1st Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to run it. I HATE running, but really wanted to be a part of this. It was started in memory of Stephen Ward from Gorham. He had been working at Cantor Fitzgerald for 6 weeks when he was killed. His sister talked to the crowd before the race and his niece(who never got to meet him) was going to sing the national anthem but got nervous so the whole crowd started singing. It was very moving. Even though I'm not a runner, I plan to do this race every year.
......and we're off!
I wasn't the fastest but I just wanted to keep running. It got a little tough for me around mile 2 and I probably would have walked if I wasn't with Cyn and Kate, then around 2.5 miles, I felt good again and knew I would be able to finish. It was really neat coming around the corner and seeing all the people waiting for their friends and family to cross the finish line, we're almost there!
crossing the finish line.. I'm not the last one!!
I couldn't have done it with these two! Thanks Cyn & Katelyn!
My biggest fans :)