One day someone asked me if I was interested in sponsoring a candle for the upcoming Relay for Life event in honor or memory of someone with cancer. Afraid to answer, I simply agreed and took the paperwork home. I asked myself, “Do I know anyone with cancer?” Nobody in my family had cancer, none of my friends had cancer, none of my friends’ family members had cancer. I didn’t know anyone with cancer. But they made it seem like I should?
I have been training for a marathon for the past several months. It has been long, hard work for me. I have never enjoyed running and never thought I would be participating in any sort of race, let alone a 26.2 mile one!
One of the places that I have been doing most of my longer training runs is a beautiful park. It has 2 huge playgrounds, a skateboard ramp, a fenced in dog play area, covered picnic tables and a 1 mile paved track.
Usually when I am there I am circling that 1 mile loop of pavement anywhere from 13-20 times. (I know it's crazy!!!) Anyway, I often see the same familiar faces during my many loops.