The worldwide running community has had a heartbreaking week. A race, a race many of us aspire to run, suffered an attack. And it was not the runners who suffered the worst. It was their friends, families and supporters. It was those whose love, support and cheers help us sprint those last few meters towards our goals.
Running brings out the best in those who run. It inspires us to lose weight and get fit. It propels us to distances and speeds that we never thought we had within ourselves . We find resilience and strength on the road. We deposit our worries and defeats on the road. When life overwhelms us, we run.
So, faced with tragedy, we keep on running. Never fear. Never stop. Never let the worst of humanity keep us from finding the best within ourselves.
This week, the Red River Runners will run. We’ll run on Wednesday (Speed Training, 7pm) and run on Saturday (Social Run, 3:55pm). We’ll meet for both at the Sedona entrance, 96 To Ngoc Van.
Keep on running. Run with the Red River Runners.