Winning Isn’t Everything

Photo from Dreamland Images

I survived! After only running a few times this summer, I finished the Race for the Cure 5K in Charleston. My time was slow, but I finished and ran the entire way. I am super proud of my daughter Emma, my wife Jennifer, my mother-in-law Mary Anne, and my sister-in-law Sara who all ran the race as well. The website listed almost 9000 participants in the race! As you can see from the picture it was a huge race.

For the first several minutes it was almost impossible to really run since I was back in the pack, but the experience was awesome. Almost $400,000 was raised for Breast Cancer research. The goal of this race was to raise money and raise awareness, so it didn’t bother me too bad that I finished in 1538th place. It was a little strange when the guy in combat boots and a pink tutu passed me 🙂

You can see the map and stats of my run on the runkeeper website. I especially want to thank everyone at Cornerstone for allowing me and the family a weekend to get away and have fun.


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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1 Response

  1. Joseph Sangl says:

    Great job! And it looks like it was a GORGEOUS South Carolina day to run it.

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