Runners are a special breed. Most days we get out of our warm beds, slip into our running gear and head out into the pre-dawn to ‘go for a run’. Thankfully most of us have supportive and understanding significant others!
Some of us run for our health. Others run for others. All of us run for very personal reasons. I found these two stories recently about some very special runners.
- This is a story about Walter Barrera who chose running over drugs. And for Walter, an ultra long distance runner, it was a life saver: Running from Addiction
None of us were unaffected by the tragic events in Boston earlier this spring. For me it struck close to home: I had family at the finish line cheering on runners…they left shortly before the bombs went off. And Deb from Boston, who I met at Reggae Marathon last December, crossed the finish line not long before the bombs went off. Thankfully no one I knew was physically injured.
- In this next story, here’s what a couple of Ultra runners recently attempted to show the support for Boston while letting the world know what it means to be part of our running community: Running from Washington to Boston (That’s Frank Fumish on the left and Matt Nelson on the right in the photo above).
I love runners!
Until next time…
Click here to register online for Reggae Marathon, December 7, 2013: Reggae Marathon Registration.
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This is a link to the Official Reggae Marathon 2012 Race Video.