We are here in San Diego! Lots of people coming in for the big run-the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon- there will be over 40,000 runners! Here is a pic from our jersey decorating party on Wednesday night.
Wow, I am amazed in just 24 hours the amazing people who have crossed my path. You just never know what people are going through. The guy that sat next to me on our first flight had a mohawk. I didn’t think we would have anything to talk about. Turns out he is so interesting-was in the marines, now has an IT job and is finishing his computer science degree. Then he told us he just went through chemo and radiation for a brain tumor. He was so positive and uplifting. So happy I got to know him. Then while waiting for our next flight we were talking to a guy that was an engineer and was hit by a car and had a brain injury. After he got better, he went back to school and now speaks at events about brain injuries (he was on his way to be the keynote speaker at some convention). Then this morning I got to know the guy at the front desk at the W Hotel (Team in Training puts their runners at nice hotels-we are loving it!) told me he was hit by a drunk driver 5 years ago, went into a coma and died on the table, then came back to life and was told he would never walk again. Six months later he ran his first marathon and has been running marathons ever since! I love it-if you just are friendly to people and take the time to get to know them, you never know what will happen. I just love making new friends. I get so inspired and uplifted by others.
Just got back from picking up our race packets at the big expo. My nephew and his fiancee live in San Diego and they are running too. They have been showing us around. Off to dinner and more adventures!