Walking The Walk.
Sunday morning, bright and much earlier than I was ready for, I found myself at Cranbury Park in Fairfield County for Connecticut's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. Despite the rain and the extremely muggy conditions, Team dLife represented and made me proud to be a part of the crew.
The walk, for some reason, wasn't along a track but instead was along a mild hiking trail. This was fine for people who were able to traverse the rocky terrain, but for some parents piloting strollers, it was tricky indeed. (Note to CT JDRF: Maybe you should have called it the JDRF Hike for a Cure?)
I had the pleasure of being escorted by my co-worker's daughter, who is four years old but wise well beyond her years.
"Let's go in the wood! We can camp in the woods. I saw a movie about bears. And snakes. I saw a snakes movie. Hey, there's a path - let's go that way and we can camp in the woods overnight!"
"No way! Your mom would be mad if we went camping without telling her. And why do you have so much energy? Did you drink a whole pot of coffee this morning?"
"I drank ten pots of coffee." She turned to be and gave me a 1,000 watt grin.
I believed her.
Working at dLife, as a person with diabetes myself, is a unique experience because I walk the walk and talk the talk. But at the JDRF event on Sunday, it was nice to see everyone walking the walk, right alongside me.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the walk, and onward to the RI JDRF walk on October 26th!