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I’ve wanted to run a 5k for a long time. I did one right after high school, at the breast cancer event my mom and I have attended annually since she recovered (this is year 13!), but my senior year of high school, I had another reason to run.
A friend of mine – and the greatest runner I’ll ever know – was killed in a car crash. It weighed on me heavily (to be honest, it still does, seven years later.) There was a quote in the yearbook from him: “run like you don’t have tomorrow to do it.” So I did.
But then I got busy, and many years later – here I am. Now that I’m working on myself in other areas, I’m looking forward to lacing up a new pair of running shoes and hitting the concrete.