Thanks to everyone who is supporting “Miles for Melanie” in any way. I’m excited about all the positive faith and energy getting together! This “Courage” WillowTree figure shows my feeling right know! Arms stretched into the air, cheering for all the runners and walkers!
A friend, Jessica Johstoneaux sent me a wonderful email. I was so touched by it, and by how many of you are coming out to support me-some who love to run, some who DO NOT. I hope you find it inspiring like I did.
Jesssica says, “My friend just lent me the book by Christopher McDougall “Born to Run” and pointed out the following excerpt:
“…the Hopis consider running a form of prayer; they offer every step as a sacrifice to a loved one, and in return ask the Great Spirit to match their strength with some of his own.”
That’s exactly how I feel about everyone coming together. Thanks for all your sacrifices to support the race, and me. I know I will feel the matching power of God with each step. “I’d Rather Be Running,” but I am so grateful for all of you! —Love Melanie