Bill and Kris Pauls helped to make it so memorable with all of their planning and hands on help. Bill trailed almost all of the runners and Kris helped to locate the runners at their start and finish.
We were not familiar with the area the relay came through and were constantly looking for county roads that were in some cases, missing signs. We met up with good friends, old and new. Plenty of adventures too. Out of 35 Mid-MO runners, more than 14 were new – that we didn’t know but they always showed up wearing their LIFE Runner shirt which was a dead give-away.
There were so many great stories that came out of that event for us here in Central Mo. Like the day the Sheriff of Howard County showed up on the scene asking questions. Good guy – also a runner…maybe a new LIFE Runner.
The best story by far though, was this one about the sacrifice James Vignola made to run in the relay. So proud of this 15 year old and so appropriate that he ran the last 2 legs of that days portion of the event. This story has been covered by local TV and newspaper as well as some national media outlets including Runners World. Read the latest story in LifeSiteNews here.
Tuesday I ran 3 miles and another 3 this morning. Knees are better but my left knee is still giving me trouble. I need to get my new shoes too. Also, I may have to use a brace for the long run Saturday (11 miles). I will be okay though. Knee is going in right direction…as a good friend says, “Forward, forward, always forward.”
Hey, for all you runners, spring is coming so you better get ready.
Where is your favorite places to run?