Did you win? This will be the first question on my students’ minds on Monday. On Friday, I told them that I was doing a 5K today. Did I win? What constitutes winning?. After a night of interrupted sleep (had to pick my daughter up from work at 3AM), I woke up at 6:30AM to get ready for the race. That is a win. Did I win? I remembered to bring my donation for the St.Damien Food Pantry. That is a win. Did I win? I showed up. That is a win. Did I win? I met up with my running club. They are so supportive! Talked to my coach. She reminded me that I can do this. We all gathered at the start line. Alex was so funny, taking pictures of all of our group members. He gave me a big thumbs up as I started. That is a win. Did you win? For the first part of the race, I was in dead last place. But I was participating. That is a win. Did I win? As I approached the finish line, I saw my best friend and her son. Even though they had finished the race much earlier, they ran back to cheer me on and escort me to the finish line. Then, I saw her other son, his girlfriend, my friend’s boyfriend, and her son’s roommate, all cheering me on at the finish line. That is a win. Did I win? Did I? I didn’t get any medals, break any kind of record, or even make my PR. Did I win kids? Yes I did!