On Sunday, May 3, 2015 the Pittsburgh Marathon will take place. Thousands of runners will descend upon downtown to begin our journey. The majority of us have no hopes of winning or placing in a top spot, so why do we run?
We run to become a better version of ourselves. To prove that we can complete something extremely difficult. We've worked hard. We've overcome obstacles and setbacks. Some of our fellow runners won't be able to make it to the start line. They were derailed by injury or illness. When things get tough during the race, think of them.
We run for those who cheer for us along the way. They come out of their homes and welcome us to their neighborhoods. We run for our friends and family who have supported us every step of the way.
We run for charities that shelter animals, provide food and raise money for diseases that haven't yet been cured. We run for someone that is suffering and unable to run themselves.
We run for the fallen soldiers, police officers and firefighters. We run for those who fought so bravely to protect us.
We run for the ones we've lost over the past year. The people who can't be here today are the ones we will remember the most. We will carry their memory with us every step of the way.
On Sunday we will run.
Author: Sarah Warman
I like to run, take pictures and write. I've combined all three in this blog.