I can’t believe it has been a month since I’ve blogged here! Especially when so much has happened recently. Let me tell you about a race I ran recently!
I joined a team from work and ran the race with my good friend and training partner Farrah. It was the perfect morning for a run; a little on the chilly side, but the sunshine kept us warm.
The course was flat and included a trip across the 2nd street bridge over to Indiana and back. Nothing too memorable. I didn’t go for a PR (finished in 32:42). I just took the opportunity to enjoy a nice 5k run on a Saturday morning and to help out a good cause in the process. It ended up being so much more than that.
The thing I remember most about this race is feeling overwhelmed and blessed at the same time. So many were walking and running with signs on their backs that said “In Memory Of…” or “In Celebration Of…” and it really hit me just how many lives are affected by breast cancer.
I also thought of my husband’s mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and had surgery not long before she passed away (from another cause). I was kind of mad at myself for not wearing a sign. Isn’t it sad how you can get caught up in your own life so much that you sometimes forget what others have been through?
I am truly blessed and I think being at this race was God’s way of showing me that. I am happy to be alive, happy to be healthy and grateful for my ability to run. I cannot take these things for granted.
It’s funny how we can show up somewhere thinking it’s no big deal and end up being completely moved. It was a beautiful day. 🙂