In preparation for the NYC United Half, I started to read a book by one of my current favorite authors — What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami. During these cold winter months it has been difficult to run outside regularly to train. So, during my too cold to run “off days,” I thought reading a book about running would make up for it, at least mentally — train my subconscious for the half marathon. Perhaps I should have just listened to the audio book and forced myself to train more. Oh well. Nonetheless, I was struck by a particular passage, “most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest.” The NYC United Half will be my 3rd half marathon, and I should make this one count. These past couple years, some loved ones of mine have battled cancer — some fortunately beat it while others continue the fight. Running 13.1 miles is no easy task , it’s hard and it hurts. But I can’t even imagine going through cancer. Come Sunday March 17, 2019, these 13.1 miles will be for you . To keep running for this crazy thing called life and living it to the fullest.
There may not be a pot of gold at the end of this race, but at least I know I will run my heart out in honor of some amazing people and hope to bring awareness to some great organizations like The Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Cheers!
For : mom & Fiona
*BIG LOVE to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation for supporting my dear friend Fiona Hu -- a beautiful soul and a heart of gold.
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