This month, members and volunteers of Sew Great Detroit participated in the Detroit Free Press Marathon 5k race! We talked to Sharon, SGD member, after the race was over to discuss the exciting experience.
Alternatives For Girls (AFG): Sharon, why did you want to enter the Detroit Free Press Marathon 5K event?
Sharon: I wanted to make another healthy change in my life and I want to encourage other women and girls to make healthy changes in their lives.
AFG: What did you enjoy the most about being in the 5K?
Sharon: I loved talking with all the people. Everywhere I turned my head I saw something I liked, a little baby smiling at me or someone ringing a bell for me. And I liked being on the Riverwalk. It was beautiful. There is so much to see and do downtown. Now I want to take my grandsons to the Riverwalk and walk with them.
AFG: What did it feel like when the finish sign was in sight?
Sharon: When I could see the sign for the finish line in the distance I was really happy. Then I saw all the people waving to me and cheering for me and ringing the bells. I kept walking at my pace but inside I was running and jumping and even doing cartwheels. It was a great feeling.
AFG: What inspired you most about the experience?
Sharon: I was most inspired knowing that I was walking not just for me but for others, like the girls and women who come to Alternatives For Girls. I was inspired by other people in the race too like cancer survivors and people who are elderly.
Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment, Sharon!