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Su. 09/07/08: Charity

Posted by DaveVause on Sep 7, 2008 2:30:33 PM

Denise and I ran Zach's 5K Run to fight cancer this morning.  My employer, AT&T, is a major sponsor.  Proceeds go to Johns Hopkins research on childhood leukemia.  I'm also in a Johns Hopkins graduate program, so it seemed to fit in more than one way.


It was a gorgeous morning after a day of heavy rain courtesy of Hanna.  While I don't run competitive times, specially after being down 14 weeks, I really enjoy the atmosphere of races.  Given all the commercial hype through which sports is often marketed to the general public, being in a small crowd of 600 hundred runners motivated by love of running or charity is refreshing.


I ran with Denise, probably urging her to go faster than she should have.  We are both nursing injuries on come-back paths.  Its far best to take it easy.


But something happens to me when I cross a starting line with a timing chip on my shoe.  I get this overwhelming truly test myself against road, time, and mind.

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