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Pete's First 5K

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On Saturday, March 23rd, I will be running my first ever 5K, probably the most I've ever ran in my life. It's to benefit the SANDY HOOK SCHOOL SUPPORT FUND, administered by the United Way of Western Connecticut in partnership with Newtown Savings Bank.

I've trained for the past two months to prep for the race. When I first started, I could barely get a mile without stopping. I now run 3.1 miles 3 times a week to prep for the 5K. It's the best shape I've been in, and I hope that this 5K is the first of many.

I never thought I would take the plunge and run any sort of race. The events of December 14th was more than enough motivation. After visiting Sandy Hook shortly after the events, it was an eye opener to see how many young lives were truly lost. The victims were not only those that were lost, but the kids who have to live their lives having experienced such a traumatizing event. I'd like to know that I made a difference and helped to provide these kids with a successful education and the help they need.

While it seems like a reach, I'd like to raise $2,600. $100 for each child and teacher lost on that day. While you can't put a value on the life lost, the money will go a long way in remembering them. #DoItForTheKids



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