Well my day was CRAZY AWESOME! How was yours?!
Today was the 5k run for Start2Finish (www.start2finish.org), which is the big, final event for the year for all the clubs who has been doing the reading and running program in their schools!
It was amazing. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, things went really smoothly throughout the day, and I had a blast. I’ve worked with Bennetto for the entire year and have been with Dr. Davey for a few weeks to help out, and it was so absolutely mind blowingly amazing to see these kids ignite and give it their all at this event!
A lot of these are kids who couldn’t run for 5 minutes straight at the beginning of the year – now they ALL finished a full on 5k race. I’m very proud of them, and quite proud to be able to volunteer my time with this fantastic organization. They do amazing work, and it’s just a lot of fun.
I took a ton of pictures, and let one of the kids from Bennetto take my camera for a bit so she got some funny pictures too – I’ll have to get them all up on Facebook soon, they’re really cool.
So that was pretty awesome… though tiring! I got up at 5am, left by 5:30am, was there to help setup, kids starting arriving around 9, race started about 10:45 or so, Emily and I ran together and finished with a really good time of 28:48 (which is actually one of my better times for a 5k as well!). After that we had all the activity stations – gelato, face painting, bouncy castle, reading challenge and BBQ, followed by awards (one of our kids placed first overall!).
Pretty. Freaking. Awesome.
After all that wrapped up and I saw the kids off on the bus, I hopped in my car and sped off to Kitchener for my cousins wedding! I was a little tired but the reception was lovely, at a neat little place, very well decorated, food great, people great, overall just a lot of fun 🙂 Couldn’t stay too late (and can barely type this out) due to general desire to fall asleep, but it was great to see everyone.
So yeah, tomorrow I’m outta here. Having lunch with Becca, packing, last minute stuff, etc. and then boom. So I may or may not write tomorrow, we’ll see how it goes, but you’ll probably hear from me Monday anyway.
Annnnnd yeah. Head spinning, time for bed. CIAO!!!!