I hit confirm and five registrations sail through the Internet (to whatever wondrous place these things fly) for the March Mini Heart 5K.
I’ve known about the race for years. Once, I even attempted to run it.
This year we’ll all be walking to support F.’s friend Heath. Born with a congenital heart defect, he’s had a long list of surgeries and continues to receive therapy today. We thought about making a donation instead but want to teach the kids that one of the best ways to support a friend is to show up.
We’ll stride side-by-side for 3.1 miles. (Last summer a doctor recommended Heath’s dad have heart surgery. He did. We’ll be walking for him, too.) More than that, we’ll teach the boys a little something about being a good friend.
I imagine the kids will outpace the adults as we wind our way through downtown Cincinnati. With Heath and F. in the lead. Or that’s my hope.