They were all runners... Journey to a 5K
Two months ago I started a journey with a group of people with a goal of running a 5K race. Thursday, I watched that group complete that goal and become the runners I knew they could be...
That first morning I watched all the cars as they pulled into the parking lot. I watched as they sat in their cars not knowing exactly what to do. Slowly, they exited their cars and made their way over to me and entered my world.
Each week the group became more confident. There were bumps in the road. Each workout was harder than the next. Some members were disappointed in how fast they were running. Some had pains that they had never experienced. Some just doubted their own abilities. Each week either I spent time with the person, Peyton picked them up, or another group member moved in to give support. This is the magic of group runs...
After weeks of training, they gathered for their race.
After their warm up, they lined up with over 800 people to run the Catch the Leprechaun 5K.
They were all smiling!
I watched them take off and then waited at the end for them to come back. It was such a rush to see each one of them finish! From my nine year old son breaking his own PR to my oldest participant at seventy one finishing first in her age group it was just amazing.
I saw people who I had coached in prior groups come through and I watched as each and every group member ran through the finish line.
They were all runners...
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