Monday, February 3, 2014

Never Give Up

This weekend I got to experience something pretty amazing and it reminded me why I love being a part of the running community.

I've talked about our friend who was diagnosed with cancer before, and this Saturday was a day that was all about her.

A few months ago, I planned a 20 mile trail run. It was just going to be another one of our typical group runs, with maybe 10-15 people running different distances. I was approached about turning the training run into a fundraiser for our friend and I thought it was a great idea.

With the help of friends, near and far, the event turned into something more than I could have ever imagined. I can't say that I was truly shocked though because that's the kind of impact our friend has on the world. Her friends from every facet of her life came out in full force to support her and celebrate life with her.

Unfortunately, being injured, I was unable to actually participate in the run but I think that turned out for the best. I didn't even get to sit down the entire time that we were there because SO MANY people had showed up, but I didn't care it was worth it.

The entire day was full of laughter, happiness and love.

I am honored to have this person in my life, and I hope that the day brought her enough happiness to help her get through the rest of this. I know that this proved, beyond a doubt, that she has so many people in her life that would do anything for her. I was overwhelmed by the support, and this day wasn't even about me.


  1. Wow, Jamie...what a cool weekend! It's always amazing to see runners come together like that.

  2. So happy to hear this turned out so well! I love that quote so much. I have it on my Road ID.

  3. Awesome, that's so nice to hear! Sounds like a truly wonderful day and group!

  4. Sounds like a great day! I <3 the running community. :)

  5. What a beautiful thing you put on. You are a very special person with a kind, loving heart. xoxo

  6. That sounds like such an amazing event for your friend:) It was such a thoughtful idea! And you're injured? So sorry to hear that, lady! Hope you heal quickly!

    1. Yea, I had peroneal tendonitis again. Getting better though!

  7. So glad that the weekend events turned out so well.

  8. Love this!!! You are so positive, and I'm not surprised by how well it turned out!