For the past few months, Amanda (my wife – that’s her right there, no. 198 …), has been training with the Couch to 5K group from London Health Sciences Centre. They aren’t professional athletes, they’re everyday working people. Some started the program strong and some were simply strong for starting the program. With the ultimate goal of running five continuous kilometres, they worked at it, constantly improving, until every single one of them could achieve the goal regardless of the level of fitness they started with. But why?
The Do It For Dads Walk Run 5KM.
This event is put on every Father’s Day to benefit Prostate Cancer Canada, raising awareness and the very necessary funds for research of the leading cancer affecting Canadian men. Needless to say, it’s a worthy cause. Their Live Healthy Supporting a Cure (LHSC) Team raised $4831.00 and led the warm up stretch for the big event, right after an address from London Mayor, Matt Brown. All in all, hundreds of people came out to walk, run or volunteer to make the day a success.
One of the things that makes my wife and I “us” is that we support each other in what we do. Of course, her excitement is always (trust me … always!) infectious, so it was a lot of fun pseudo-documenting her and her team’s participation. We each help out the best way we can which, for me, is being behind the lens. Honestly, I would have been there in any case – the proud husband cheering her on.
I think next year, I may just come with a GoPro and run beside her. That is, after a lot of training …
A lot. Really. 😀