Brings tears to my eyes.
This is how runners do it. I can attest to having fallen during a race (Philly Marathon ’11) and being picked up immediately by three large male runners before I knew I was on the ground. We pick each other up, it’s just the way we role.
But this is just the beginning.
And my friend Jen lost everything.
We’re runners, so naturally all of our meet-ups revolve around food. Jen is directly above me on the top right.
Jen is a runner . She was supposed to be running the marathon on Sunday. Instead, she and her husband were sifting through the wreckage of their home on Staten Island for whatever was left to salvage. It’s not much. They lost everything . They have two small children (boy, age 7 & girl age 2 going on 3) and no home, no belongings, no clothes, no nothing.
I can’t rebuild houses. I can’t physically help people clean up. I can’t run and raise money at the moment. But I can help Jen’s family.
And so can you.
One family at a time, we can help.
Jen, Pedro, & their beautiful family.
So, I’m asking my Run Stronger Every Day community to help. There are a lot of ways you can help Jen’s family.
One family at a time, we will rebuild after Sandy. Do what you can. Give what you can of your time, talent, and resources.
There is also an amazing giveaway goin
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time for so many. JB and I are lucky that we have our home and each other and we will never forget that.
Now go out and run!
(And give your family and friends a hug while you’re at it)