The Fit Skool

by Kelly

5K Hope in Motion Walk/Run


On Sunday I participated in a 5k Hope In Motion walk in Stamford, CT with some friends from town.  I meant to post about this earlier in the week but I had so many other posts I wanted to complete!


The 5K was packed with TON of people and there were so many fun things to do before the race. Ava wanted to wander around and explore all the fun tents, but after getting stepped on by a guy that was at least 6 foot 5, I learned there were too many people for me to let her run loose!

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Instead to entertain the kids, they had a mini petting zoo that had Baby Goats, Baby Chicks, and a Baby Swan. Ava pet the swan but for some reason she was hesitant to pet the little chicks.


Once the 5k began we were all walking at a turtle’s pace until everyone started to spread out. Through this walk tons of people were able to bring hope and healing to those who are impacted by cancer. It is truly inspiring to see such a large number of people out to support the community.


About 5 minutes into the walk Ava fell asleep and stayed asleep for about 20 minutes. I was surprised she was able to sleep through all the noise, music, and DJ.


Once she woke up she wanted to run around.

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It was SOOO funny to see her running and trying to keep up with the group. She definitely slowed us down a bit but seeing her have fun made it worth it.


There’s something bout seeing a Finish Line sign that always feels great. It’s always nice to finish anything that you start but when you see it in front of you it makes you feel awesome! To be honest I wish I had participated in the run portion of the 5k, but it was so enjoyable to just be outside and all the positive energy we were surrounded by!


I loved all the  yummy goodies & snacks we received after we finished!


It was a beautiful day for a walk and even better to help raise money for cancer.

Do you like to do 5k runs/walks?

How many have you done?

Author: Kelly @ The Fit Skool

I’m Kelly, a NASM personal trainer and group instructor, a former athlete, a wife and soon to be mommy. Health and Fitness is my passion and I am excited to share this journey with you!

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