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    Do You Believe in Me Like I Believe in You?

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    My aunt Dianna, me and my daughter at the Road2Hope

    Have you ever believed in something so completely, it was almost all consuming.  I don’t mean that in a negative way though, I mean it in a very positive and powerful way.

    I wrote about volunteers yesterday.  And how important they are to making the difference between a great race and a bad one.  I said that I would tell you a bit about my motivation for volunteering.

    Me at the finish line of the Road2Hope
    Me at the finish line of the Road2Hope

    When I got back into running after my injury, I joined Esther’s running clinic.  I think I may have alluded to the fact that she is enthusiastic about running.  And she is very motivational.  I consider myself lucky enough to be included in her running family.

    My aunt Dianna, me and my daughter at the Road2Hope
    My aunt Dianna, me and my daughter at the Road2Hope

    I volunteered for one evening during the very first Road2Hope.  I got to help out at the registration pick up table.  What a hoot that was!  I got to meet really amazing people.  It was so much fun.

    The next year, I got to know Esther a little bit more.  I caught her enthusisam.  I caught her love for, no her passion for running.  And somewhere along the line, I figured out something really important.  I was getting in on the ground floor of the most amazing thing I could ever do.

    I was going to be able to help shape and mould a race from the bottom up.  I was being given the opportunity to grow along with a great race.  It was like being able to help mould and grow the Around the Bay Road Race when it was started one hundred some odd years ago.

    I can’t think of a more incredible thing to do.  And to be able to be mentored by Esther along the way!  What more could I ask for?  Maybe a sub 30 5 km run?  Nah.

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    A runner for almost two years, Terry recently had the mildly traumatic experience of trying to find a flattering pair of running pants (“Isn’t running about pushing personal boundaries and just getting out there and moving? Except when you don’t look in the least bit like Paula Radcliffe.”). But although she may have been a bit embarrassed by “helpful handsome guy” at the store, she keeps a great perspective through her running experiences. Pushing through a number of injuries early in her running career, she got right back to training for her next race. “The feeling of elation when I crossed the finish line is unimaginable,” says Terry. Sounds like she’s hooked for good!