Saturday, October 20, 2012
Good luck to all of the Columbus runners tomorrow both in the half and the full marathons. It promises to be an emotional run for all involved whether running or not. Each mile has a special child representing it so when it gets tough just remember that your pain is temporary. For these children, their pain is dealt with on a daily basis and many have very uncertain futures. There is also an Angel Mile - children who have already run and won their race. If a child is encouraging you to continue, please take a moment to offer them a wave or a high five - there are some things more important than a time on a running chip.
I will be at mile 18 with my friend's son, Nick. He has brain cancer and is facing a second surgery and radiation in an attempt to beat this dreaded disease. He is the sweetest most caring boy. He's 11. Please offer him a high five as you run in or out of Ohio State Stadium. He's a champion already in ways that the rest of us will never be. His mother is running the full marathon for him. I've attached a picture of her and the banner of Nick. Look for him and say 'hi'.