Running After Hurricane Sandy

Goals are never reached easily,

When you sit down and think about all the things that could possibly go wrong during the day, rarely do we think about Mother Nature bringing something major into our problems.  It seems that we tend to take the things like blue sky and an easy breeze for granted.

Here I am sitting, watching this chaos go on all over the east coast and I can’t believe that I am only days away from being there to see the aftermath.  The marathon is Sunday, and although this has been a huge storm that has brought an abundance of problems, I have received word that the run will go on.

It is safe to say that the marathon I envisioned running will be a lot different than the one I actually run.  Prior to this, there was an expectation of over 47,000 runners and over 2 million spectators throughout the race.  With flooding and people’s wellbeing at risk, my question is how many runners will still show up to run?  And how many people are actually going to be spectators at an event at a time like this?

We started this mission in April with a goal of helping those who are unable to run on their own.  With the circumstances standing as they are now, we have another mission.

We all have a tendency to look for the perfect opportunity to start something.  We all have the belief that we need to wait until exactly the right time.  With the storm in full effect tonight, it is clear that the time is not perfect for anyone to go and run in the New York Marathon.  As a matter of fact, it could be dangerous traveling to an unfamiliar place that may not have electricity.

But we have come so far, and if the New York City Marathon is going to go on, then we will be there, ready to finish what we set out to accomplish in April.

We Run Because We Can!

Elijah

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