July 4, 2015 I ran my 4th 5K at the Reston VA Firecracker Run. Running was always something that I did before my stroke and it is my recovery as well.
Four and a half years ago I had a massive stroke. I also have Aphasia, which is a language disability. This 5K run is to prove to people that this is about recovery.
The flag has always been used on the 4th of July. It's about America so the run was fun. This run was a little different this year. It rained like crazy at this 5K. I mean it rained. Everyone was soaked.
There were probably 2000 people running and walking the 5K. It is always very interesting to me to see all of these people who are involved with the 5K. Of course it was the Fourth of July. Many people also had clothing for the celebration.
This is about my recovery from my stroke. Many of these runners and walkers do not have a disability, but I do. All of these people were at the 5K. Do not ever give up!!