Today was a day of excuses.
I was too tired. My knee hurt.
The dog’s feelings will be hurt if I go without her, again.
(Okay, so that last one is pretty desperate.)
The real reason I ended up going was to get the shirt.
(sigh) Material Girl.
But … I was also curious.
They do work with our Wounded Warriors
and I was pleased to be part of the fund raiser.
It was a small event,
the first of an annual run,
a worthy run.
As you can see, it is
age friendly and dog friendly!
The highlight of my day was that
I ended up crossing the finish line with a vet who had benefitted from this program.
He and his wife were giving back by working with other couples
who struggle reconnecting after the vet’s return.
It was an honor to hear even a tiny part of his story.
I am so glad I did not give in to my excuses
– and next year the dog goes with!