Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Take out the flags, it is race day! This past Sunday, Chicago hosted the 2013 Chicago Marathon, and we took the opportunity to participate. It is a lot to ask, 26.2 miles. Most people who have never been to mile 19 will never know the feeling. But something happens, we break-down and the marathon defines us as we get the chance to prevail.

We have run countless marathons, so this year, rather than being in the race, we decided to head to that dreaded mile 19 and assist our team. We help with coaching and fundraising for an organization called, Team One Step Camp. This organization provides a camp for children with cancer. With a safe doctor-staffed environment, these children get to experience the normal kid-like activities their condition deprives.

Healing is both a physical and a mental journey. The same can be said for running a marathon. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the volunteers, the team members, and everyone involved who worked together to make this an awesome event.

We met with many broken spirits at mile 19, and for those of you who have run a marathon, you know what we are talking about. But when we met with them and asked them how they were feeling, we couldn't help but be touched by the sense of pride each team member had in participating in this cause, and working toward crossing that finish line.