Susan G. Komen for the Cure - I shared, I ran, I conquered

My first 5k was a great success and I couldn't have picked a better cause. I started my day bright and early on Sunday - anticipating a successful run but I got much more than that. At 7:30am, my car was parked in NYC and I walked my way to registration to pick up my bib. The sea of pink was amazing and it just kept growing. I saw survivors, over heard their stories, read about families that have l lost several daughters, mothers, aunts, and grandmothers to breast cancer - and all other types of cancer. I thought of my family and of my aunt who fought her battle with cancer for quite a long time before losing it and decided that this run wasn't just for me. It wasn't about my first 5k - it was about my aunt, my family, and the many other friends and families affected by cancer.

susan g. komenMillions of people affected and thousands of them were there with me that morning.

Once my sole sisters arrived, we headed over to Starbucks and managed to miss the moment the runners were let out for the run.

But all is good when you are great company. Even a 5k run. These girls rocked! We talked, we dodged walkers, made plans for dinner and drinks, and they looked back for me whenever we were separated. I couldn't have chosen two better women to run side by side with. At the end, we crossed the finish line hand in hand! Great success and I'm looking forward to more 5k's in the future. Who knows what's next.

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