As we meander along the path of life, we meet a lot of people. they drift in and out of our lives, we choose to create relationships of various degree and length with them and some of them make bigger impacts on our lives. If you have been reading my ramblings up to this point, it is not hard to figure out some of the people who have made such impacts.
Sometimes these people also do an action that is inspiring. Today’s post is going to be about some people who Inspire and have made a mark that will last for many, many years of my life.
Heather Rusch Gonzalez. This woman is a MACHINE. She has embraced running and taken it to another level. she has not met a race she couldn’t register for. I was fortunate to meet Heather through the PCRF VIP training program last year and found out we actually live in the same apartment complex. She is involved with PCRF because she actually has a daughter who is battling Cancer right now. Her courage is inspiring enough but actually, if it were not for her ability to share some of her experiences through her own Blog, I may not have ever been inspired enough to start this blog. You MUST check out her blog, 365 days of awesome which can be found at:
I have told her that I am jealous of how great her blog is and one day I hope that my blog will be as cool as hers. Read her exploits and enjoy.
Jordan Cross. I also met Jordan through PCRF (ok, I admit, there is a bit of a trend here). Jordan undertook the MASSIVE task of being the chair of the Cinco de Mayo reaching for the cure 1/2 marathon last year and NAILED it as far as I am concerned. Although i did not get to participate in quite the capacity I wanted last year, I was fortunate enough to work with Jordan on a couple aspects of the race. He is a remarkable person with passion. Enough passion for many of us who might be a little low from time to time. He knows a number of the families who have a child going through the fight against pediatric cancer, knows wayyyy more than anyone who is not a doctor should know about cancer and is never afraid to put it out there for what he believes in. He is putting himself out there this year, not as the head chair of the event, but as a participant, and running in the half marathon. No, he has not ever run ANY race, so he really went all-in, skipping the 5k, 10K and going straight to the half. He is doing great in his training, and Blogging about it as well. Read his story at:
He is a little behind in updates, but when they pop up, they are MAGIC!! I encourage you to follow his exploits as well.
For those of you who are continuing to follow my exploits, i encourage you to make a donation to my fundraising page for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. NO family should ever have to go through the battle against cancer (believe me, i know) but it is so much harder when it is a child involved. Here is the link…