On May 17th, the Edwards girls (Joy, Deb, Katy, Heidi, and Teresa) completed a 5K together. It was such a great experience! Here we are at the finish line.
The 5K was at Thanksgiving Point and wove through the gardens. It was incredibly beautiful, but sort of a difficult course--the last mile was uphill!
We thought about all running together, but ended up getting split up. Here I am at the beginning of the race, before we entered the gardens.
Here is Joy and I crossing the finish line. I was so proud of all the Edwards girls, but especially proud of Joy. We've worked really hard together getting ready for the race.
Joy, Katy, and I went back to cross the finish line with Teresa and Deb. It was sweet to cross the finish line together.
Here we are with Pamela Hansen. Pamela wrote the book "Running With Angels" which is a story about how she overcame obesity and family struggles (death of two children and illness of surviving children) by walking/running and going to weight watchers. All the Edwards girls are trying to accomplish the same thing--lose weight by going to weight watchers and walking.
I think we've all read Pamela's book, and connected to it. When we heard she had organized a 5K, we all wanted to be a part of it. It was nice to meet her and thank her in person for sharing her story.
Mae stretched with me after the race. She is getting pretty good at mimicking.
The best thing about this race was there was no reward for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc; just a congratulations for FINISHING the race. It was a great race to run together, and a fabulous first race for the Edwards girls. We can't wait to do it again next year!