I am very grateful to all of you for your comments on my last post. I was questioning if I should run the upcoming 10K if my pace might make me the last runner to cross the finish line.
There was great wisdom in each comment and I have been thinking of them over the past few days. I sent my registration in today and will do my best at the race. Again, thank you very much for your encouragement.
I did a short 2-mile run today, then will do my 5-mile long run tomorrow.
Most of our day was spent watching the coverage of the tragic shooting in Tucson today. The shooting happened very near our house and we have friends who shop there regularly. We are at that area almost every day, so this really hit close to home for us.
There are 19 victims and at this point, 6 fatalities, including a 9-year-old girl, who went to the event to meet Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The girl was on student council at her school and her neighbor thought that the event would be interesting to her. I have a son who is 9-years-old and is on student council (at a different school) and could just have easily been there. This was a horrible tragic event and our family is grieving for all of the victims.
This was a tragic reminder that life is very short and we should use each day to encourage each other, show love to our families and friends and show kindness to everyone we come in contact with.