Today I did a 5K. I know it is hard to believe but I did it and you can too. If you haven't seen my posts on facebook about it, let me explain. This was the idea of a woman named Tara. Her nephew has Type 1 and she wanted to do something about it. She set up a virtual 5K. You can read more about it and sign up HERE.
Today my family did our 5K. With the help of my brother and http://www.usatf.org/routes/map/ we figured out our route. We met some friends and there kids at the parking lot by 1st Street in Hermosa Beach and we were off! The kids and dads were on bikes and the moms were on foot. We traveled down to 29th Street and back. It was a great day for it, cloudy and cool.
I was so proud as we were making our trek, knowing that we, no matter how small were making a difference. Every step we took was a step closer to a cure. Having friends by our side meant so much to me. Some have Type 1 in their lives and some don't but they were all there. Walking and riding for Julia & Eric and all of us who struggle with Type 1 everyday.
After we finished the 5K, we spent the rest of the afternoon at the beach. We had a picnic lunch. The kids played in the waves and had a great time. We saw dolphins and a sea lion. I wanted to take pictures to document the whole thing and share it with all of you. The camera ended up staying in my bag and I just relaxed and enjoyed the day.