Monday, October 26, 2009


Where strangers cheer for each other

* Yesterday, I ran the Marine Corps 10K in Washington DC and Virginia. How encouraging it is to see so many folks along the course rooting you on!
* In theory, there are some are some folks that run marathons or 10K races to compete against others and therefore have reason not to hope for the best for another runner. But the majority of yesterday's 35,000 runners, I would guess, were not thinking about such a competition. If anything, to see another doing well was inspiration to do well oneself.
* "To do one's best and to hope for the best for another." Is this not the approach of a marathon runner? What a pattern it sets for other "races" that we run with others!

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