On Sunday, several members of my family participated in the Run for the Troops 5K [results] race in Andover, MA. The Run for the Troops events are held to honor our Military and help build homes designed for the unique injuries of specific soldiers. This race was to support Marine Sergeant Josh Bouchard of Granby, MA. Sergeant Bouchard was on his second deployment when he lost his left leg, broke his back and suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury after his vehicle drove over an IED in Afghanistan in 2009. Donations can be made HERE.
We ran/walked as Team Michael for my nephew who is currently serving in the U.S. Army. Our team members ranged from four month old Natalie to my 85 year old dad who is a Marine veteran of World War II. It was a great morning to walk with sunny skies and cool temperatures. The course which was mostly uphill for the first two miles looped thought pleasant tree-lined neighborhoods. I walked the course was with my dad finishing in 1:02:06 (official time).
It was a fun day spent with family and great way to give back a little to those who give so much to us and country.