But the Saturday night race wasn't the only issue I had to deal with that weekend. There was the issue of the second race on that weekend, the Half Marathon, that I was scheduled to run on that Sunday morning at 8AM. Having decided not to complete the one loop race on Saturday, was I going to run the Half?
I figured I was ‘badass enough’ to run the GroundHog Day ‘Whole Hog’ race weekend – a 1/6th Marathon night race (4.4 miles) followed by a Half Marathon the next day. The race directors were very clear: the park path is not plowed or prepared ahead of time for the race. You run against whatever Nature puts in your way. They don’t cancel due to wimpy things like rain or snow. I was game! But things didn't turn out quite the way I expected.
Last fall, I got the notice! It was time for my 35th High School
Reunion at Loyola High School, Los Angeles. The date was set for
February 2, 2013. There was really no question regarding my attendance;
of course I was going to be there! In fact, I plan on attending every
reunion I can going forward. This was an amazing experience!
The events of December 14, 2012 were horrific and devastating, leaving 20 innocent young children and 6 caring adults
in its wake. There are plenty of articles online about the details so I
do not see the need to do so here. I am still so very sad, angry,
confused, and filled with questions. How do we respond to something like this?