If you had asked me two months ago about running, I would have told you that two miles was a long distance. But as I embark on training for the *Rock 'n' Roll Half-Marathon in June, I am running two miles on a light day!
To date, I have logged 54 miles of pavement pounding. But I have about 200 miles more to run as I train. And this is just a small test of endurance compared to what the real survirvors are up against. These are the amazing people that have endured and overcome to become heroes in the face of cancer. I run to honor them.
And I run to honor my sister-in-law who left us at the yound age of 40, but not without a rich legacy of service. Erin was passionate about the cause of Team in Training. Although she is no longer with us on earth, her spirit and encouragement live on. And when I struggle physically as I run, I remember Erin's mantra... "Be the Change." Erin lived her life in service to others and it is my desire to carry on her mantle. So step by step, I am closer to the finish line.