Amy wrote a great post about the run we did in southern California a few weeks ago with Run for the Fallen. Read Amy’s blog post, I could not describe it any better.
“Every time I head out for a run, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m focused on MY goals, MY progress, MY training and making it to the next mile. But today it was different. Today we traveled over 400 miles so we could run 5 miles with the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Run for the FallenÃ¢â‚¬Â team. The Ã¢â‚¬Å“Run for the FallenÃ¢â‚¬Â team, lead by Jon, is a group of 12 people that after recently losing a loved one in Iraq has decided to run a mile for every fallen U.S. soldier. There have been over 4,080 lives lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and starting on Flag Day 2008 these runners began their journey from Fort Irwin, CA to Arlington National Cemetery. The goal is to memorialize each soldier by assigning them a mile and planting a flag and placard at the start of that mile.”
Read the rest of Amys description of our trip and experience titled “Today, it’s not about me” on her blog.