The beauty of Go Far.
It’s go time. The wheels are rolling for the Go Far Go Fast running event on June 18th. When I started this blog a couple of months, my goal was to look for little every day miracles that are all around us. When I look at this video I am so inspired by all the kids that participate in Go Far. Witnessing it from the ground up, I see the everyday efforts of the mentors that carry the program to the little lessons learned by the children as they train for their marathon. Watching our mentors guide the children brings me joy and hope in our relationships. I have seen the gamut of emotions that children experience on the journey. Every now and then, a child has had to swallow a cup of failure when caught over-counting laps because of the desire to get ahead. I have seen kids that seem destined to struggle in life overcome the odds and achieve personal success at Go Far. I have seen my stronger runners grab the hands of the slower runners putting their own goals aside to help others. There is nothing like awarding a child his or her first marathon and watching the victory lap out on the field. So while you think these kids are just doing recess at school they are really achieving great things. Go Far helps a kid find strength on the inside and out. The program goal isn’t simply to keep us from going soft. They are learning the value of accomplishing a long-term goal. In my life I have been in every form of physical condition. I understand what it feels like to be running like there are rocks in the bottom of your pants. I have also had a few experiences of the feeling you get when there are wings on your feet. Either way, most of us are somewhere in between, but Go Far gives you the hope that you can be better. The photos from this video inspire me to keep working at this endeavor because I just know it feels right. If you want to get on the Go Far train, please contact me. You can donate time, money or just give those involved the old hooray of encouragement. Today and everyday, these kids are a miracle.
3/14/2011 11:51:36 pm
there are some really hot moms in the pics
3/16/2011 11:50:51 am
There are some future Ironmen and women in that group. What a great thing you do for the kiddos!
3/21/2011 05:02:08 am
Just got to check out the video. Sooo great! It really captured the day.
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