This post is sponsored by the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Carry Forward 5K, delivered by CSX.

As a Navy kid and Air Force spouse the military has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. As a way to honor my parents, husband, brother, aunts, and uncles for the sacrifices they made and continue to make by serving in various branches of the armed forces, I am participating in the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Carry Forward 5K, delivered by CSX.

The WWP has a mission to honor and empower active duty and retired men and women who have obtained a physical or mental impairment while serving their country. Along with various physical & mental wellness programs, the WWP assists service members transition from military to civilian life through career and benefits programs.

On Saturday, November 14, 2020 I am participating in the Jacksonville, FL Carry Forward 5K race virtually. As a child I saw the sacrifices one must make to serve their country; however, as a military spouse I am experiencing these sacrifices at a deeper level. When I think about the military the first word that comes to mind is family; therefore, my husband and son will be joining me for my race. I am excited to turn this event into a family affair by having my boys by my side on race day.

While participating in the Carry forward 5K you can show your support in three different ways:

  1. Carry a flag to show support
  2. Carry a weight to represent the responsibility veterans carry
  3. Carry another person to symbolize one warrior carrying another

I plan to carry Remy, but since he is a energetic toddler I am going to have a flag just in case he doesn’t want to cooperate. Hey, I’m okay if the little boy wants to get his energy out run his own race.

This race is a small way for me to show my appreciation. So, when I am asked who I carry for…

I carry for my family.  My father, mother, uncles, aunts, brother, and husband who have served and continue to serve their country.

I carry for them.

See you next time,


This post is made possible with support from the Wounded Warrior Project. All opinions are my own.

If you are interested in joining me for this virtual race you can sign up for the Jacksonville, FL race using the link below. Save $5 on registration by using the code ICARRY5. Visit the Carry Forward Jacksonville website here.

Want to support military families like mine, but you’re unable to join us on race day? You can contribute by visiting my fundraising page here.

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Interested in learning more about the WWP Carry Forward 5k or WWP? Check out the websites below for additional information.

Main Carry Forward Website here.

Main Wounded Warrior Project website here.

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