Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fit on Vacation

Dr. Meyers went out of town recently and recruited several people to join her in a 5K in South Florida. This was an opportunity for her to continue to work on fitness goals while on vacation with family and friends.

Cathy, Lisa, and Michelle strike a super-hero pose at the finish line!
The Fifth Annual Triumph 5K fit in the travel schedule, and the entry fees went to help the Triumph Crisis Recovery Center  put an end to the epidemic of domestic violence against women and children by stopping individual victimization and reducing the devastating impact of family violence. All proceeds would benefit survivors of domestic abuse through counseling, emergency shelter and legal services, a very worthy cause to support.

It was really special to have two childhood friends participate. Cathy is a friend from grade school, and Kim is a friend from high school. In addition to them, Michelle and Regaine, friends from a trip abroad last summer ran the race. Family members were well represented too, with Sheila and Ernie, Dr. Meyers' parents, walking with her brother Gene, along with his son Patrick.
The whole crew, from left: Kim, Michelle, Regaine, Lisa, Patrick, Cathy, Gene, Sheila, and Ernie
This was Cathy's very first 5 K, and she began training in January to be able to run it. It was also Sheila and Ernie's first full 5K. Back in November 2016 they walked in the 2 mile portion of the Turkey Trot when they came to Kansas City for Thanksgiving. And Michelle has done other 5Ks but this is the first one she ran the whole way. Despite the heat and humidity, the whole crew finished.

Ernie,at 88 years old, won second place for his age group
and scored a winner's medal.

TPG is so proud of how the fitness journey Dr's Turner and Meyers began in 2016 with the concept of "one 5K a month" is inspiring others to get out and get moving to experience better health!

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