Monday, April 20, 2009

Heart and Sole


On Saturday, April 18th Brendan and JC ran in the 4th Annual Heart and Sole 5k in Kernersville , NC . All of the proceeds from the race go to the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program’s Patient Scholarship Fund at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

This was Brendan’s third 5k, and I think he did fantastic considering he hasn’t run in one since this race last year on April 19, 2008 (just two days before Daddy passed of Cardiovascular Disease). He finished in 34 minutes and one second. JC let him run ahead and finish before him so that Brendan would have the “bragging” rights.

Saturday was absolutely beautiful here. There was not a cloud in the sky and temps were approaching 80 degrees. Not only did Brendan run this race, but we had to be back at the baseball fields at 11:30am for photos and then a game at 1pm. It was a long day, but it was a fabulous day to spend outside.

I am so proud of Brendan for committing to run in this race and then sticking to it. They ran the entire time, and although, Brendan asked to stop and walk a few times, JC was able to convince him to finish strong. I know his PaPa was smiling down on him Saturday!


Jodee Leader said...

You must be so proud of your boys! What a fun run for a great cause. It looks like the weather was perfect too!

Rachel said...

Wow! Go Brandon! You must be so proud of both your boys, especially Brandon. 34 minutes is pretty good.

We had beautiful weather on Saturday, too. I can't wait for it to be back!

Have a great week,

Stephanie said...

That's awesome!

Jo said...

Way to go Brendan! What a wonderful way to enjoy the fabulous spring weather and support a wonderful cause! Love the look of pride on his face ~ priceless!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That is so must one proud mama!!


Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

That's awesome! I love that your boys did this proud were you?! I am so glad that you like my Carlina blue. :) Our best friends and NC State fans won't be quite so proud! LOL.

Felicia said...

Way to go Brendan, I know your PaPa is smiling down on you and I bet your mom and dad are proud too!

Stacy said...

WOW - what a great cause (especially since my son has/had a heart condition)....sounds like fun! :)

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Heather said...

Wow, that is great!

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