#bELieve52 5k

On June 6th, 2020, 13 HIMs got together in West Windsor Community Park for 2 hours to pay honor and respect to Eric LeGrand, a Rutgers Football player who had a spinal cord injury in October, 2010 in a game vs. Army at Giants Stadium.  I was at the game with my two girls and I will never forget how the stadium was silent, as we all held our collective breath when Eric fell to the ground and did not stand up after a play.  
Since that time, Eric has been an example of persistence, a tireless advocate for those battling spinal cord injuries and a motivational speaker. He has literally spoken and inspired thousands of people with his positive attitude, approach to life and standing up for what he believes.  

Here was our #believe52 pre-5K workout, (his football number is 52). Every exercise was a multiple of Eric’s number:
Windmills 26
Weed pickers 13
Hamstring stretch x 13 seconds
Quad stretch x 13 seconds
Runners stretch x 13 seconds
Groin stretch x 13 seconds 
Child’s Pose x 13 seconds x 2 
Cobras x 13 seconds x 2 
Dynamic Warm up including:
Butt kickers around the lot
Marches Side shuffling
Core Work out including Plank  52 seconds
Side Plank 13 seconds
Superman 13 

We had a great turnout for the 5K.  A total of 30 folks joined us, (20 in person, 10 virtually), for a 5K.  As a team, Jersey PT, (comprised of over 15 F3 Princeton HIM), raised approximately $1400.  In total, there were over 1500 registrants for this virtual event and the event has to date raised over $180,000 to benefit Team LeGrand and the Reeve Foundation

During a time with so much division in our country, many who participated were also using the hashtag #Chop4Change on social media platforms as a message to promote anti-racism, inclusion and real change. 
This is what F3 is all about.  It was great to see us come together for a purpose greater than ourselves.  I was humbled by the support of the F3 community, Jersey PT community, friends and family who supported this mission to support Eric LeGrand and the Reeve Foundation.  Thank you!

Published by F3Mountie

Father and F3Princeton member

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