Anyone who’s read my ramblings about running knows that I love to be out in the rain.
I’d missed this virtual race around Memorial Day when it first came around. The Virtual Strides folks brought it back recently, with another production run of medals. After the events back home in Chattanooga, I knew I had to sign up, running this race for the city that helped shape me into the person I am today.
I’d targeted doing this race Saturday morning, but struggled getting myself together to do it, so I deferred to yesterday morning — one of the nice things about a virtual race. I awoke around 5am to storms, so I didn’t exactly get an early start. However, I did get started, and that’s a good thing!
Once again, I ran my neighborhood “three lap” course down Wren Trail. It was raining when I started, which was nice. And as I ran, I reflected on the last week plus in Chattanooga. My home town has been bruised by the awful, awful tragedy perpetrated upon our military on their own soil. My heart’s just so heavy over this.
And that’s why I ran this race… to remember the fallen in my home town. #NoogaStrong, indeed.
This race benefitted the Special Operations Warrior Fund.