I was never a runner. I never thought I could be a runner. In high school, I signed up for track on orders from my basketball coach that I could either play soccer or run track, but I had to do something to stay in shape in between winter and summer seasons. My high school track coach assigned me the 800-meter race. I was terrible. After an entire spring season, I still had trouble running a mile non-stop. It was quite a humbling experience for an alleged athlete.
At 32 years old, I decided to try running again. It was not easy at first, but once I started to see results, I was addicted. I enjoy pushing myself to run faster and farther than ever before. To conquer what I previously thought impossible! So if I can run and support a local organization at the same time, I am happy to do it!
The Yeager Law Firm has entered teams in several 5Ks this fall to support worthy causes. First up was the Faithful Friends 5K and Mutt Mile at Bellevue State Park on Sunday, September 20. Faithful Friends is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization with a No Kill shelter serving Delaware and we have participated in their local 5K for the past 2 years. It was a great trail run with friends!
Not even a week later on Saturday, September 26, we toured the Nemours Mansion and Gardens during its Run for Kids 5K to support the Kids with Confidence organization. Kids with Confidence aims to raise money to help correct physical differences that affect children’s self-esteem and confidence. The private grounds are immaculately kept. It was a joy to see the gardens in full bloom despite the chill in the air. And for an added bonus, a member of our team, Grettel Huber, took third place in her age group!