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Our 5 K! Run for Fetal Hope in Kannapolis, NC

After Training for over 3 months - today was the day!!!  We started at 9am and ran, ran, ran away! (and walked just a little bit)

Lisa, Me, & MG before the race

MG & Me 42 minutes later!

My teens came to cheer us on - super SURPRISING!!!

2 core team members + 5 teens = AWESOME!
 Erica ran in honor of a friend (they had a team of 5) who is suffering right now from TTS - many, many prayers for Amy, her husband, and the two babies!  She's 28 weeks as of yesterday and would love to make it to 33 weeks, if possible!  Many, many prayers going up for them as she sits on bed-rest in the Hospital!

Check out their team!

Team Andrade Squared 
In honor of: Amy, J, Jack & Will


Our 2nd Run over the Finish Line!

Running...

Running...

Finishing!!!
It was such a great event!  Running was definitely difficult, but with some walking in between we definitely ran a majority (almost all).  It was so great to have fans along the way - especially toward the end of the race when we were struggling along.  When I saw our first 'fan group' - I felt obliged to run past them!  Kept us motivated.  MG was my best cheerleader though - she stayed with me the entire time, running fast, slow, or walking when necessary.

I can definitely do it again!  In the Spring I plan to run one with my brother Nathan (guy in the bottom left) either in NYC or Atlanta (if he is transferred in January).

So I will continue to run as a form of exercise - and am even more motivated now that I know I can do it!

Many props to Lisa - she actually was directed the wrong way and ran almost a 6.5K by the end of it!  And she actually RAN the entire time - no walking!  She's my hero of the day!!!

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