Wednesday, October 07, 2009
A Moment From My Past..I Used To Be Somebody, Too!
Lini- a pardner with Tavo, just wrote a post about a half-marathon she did.. This is an amazing accomplishment, and I salute her! Once, when I was a younger man, I ran in a half marathon.. I was asked to bring a kid from our church, who had half his head taken off by a truck mirror, while trying to cross the busiest street in West Michigan. They expected him to die, but he wouldn't... He recovered, and was never the guy he was again- but he could run.. Tall, lanky, and didn't have much to say, he embraced running, and was everywhere in the North-End of Grand Rapids. We went to the 1/2 Marathon, and set forth on our 13 mile journey.. We didn't run together, as paces differ, but one guy ran past me at the finish line in a sprint..it was Ryan, the brain scrambled kid, who was grinning, from ear to ear.. I called him a few bad names, and hugged him.. I'm not the heartless bastard you might think I am..