Theresa got to walk with a friend from class and this helped tremendously. Marcella would have done much better had she had a friend as well so next year we will plan on walking with classmates.
I see this race as the begininng of a new family tradition for us. My father was a long distance runner and as a little girl I remember going with my family to his races. We also partcipated in several community walking events growing up and then in college I ran in several benefit runs. It is my hope that our children will remember such events with fondness and carry on the tradition as well.