Sunday, May 17, 2015

2015 Fun Run

Last week, I got to experience something beautiful. Crossing paths with someone that changed the direction of your life is more beautiful than words could explain. In my case, I have been very fortunate to meet many people that led me to where I am today. I have had great mentors that will always have a very special place in my heart. Their trust, time, and believe in me is priceless. The only way one can ever pay is simply by paying it forward. Something that In The Arena allows us to do.

Working with kids all these years has been rejuvenating. Kids have a way to keep you free spirit and in tune with the now. They listen, laugh, cry,  accept, forgive, verbalized and easily move on. Here an event that made me love  and believe in mentoring kids even more.

The Mile Fun Run: 

I was there from begining until the end. I saw kids fall down and stand up. Most of all I saw happy kids embracing the moment. I was very proud of our ITA kids from the after school program.

Paola and I celebrating Camila's close 8th place finish.

Eric asked if I could get him ready for next years fun run as he wishes to do even better. Saul, Esmeralda and Omar battled to the very end  moving up  passing people like crazy.

With a superb kick, Rodolfo finished 4th

Alicia finished in the top 10. After her race the very first thing she did when she saw me was to take off her Jacket to show me her ITA t-shirt. When I grow up I want to run like her, she runs so beautiful. 
Odalis mentioned she wanted to finish in the top 5, she was 2nd.  Sisters, Malia and Olivia 2nd ans 3rd place.. Word on the street is that these 3 want to keep running and will be joining the Penguin Club.. 

Jazmin, Jessica, Jose ran tough and  a baby supporting her older brother.

Jessica H, Alan and his friends. Great run by Jackie (Blue sweat shirt) such a beatiful stride.  Areli finished 6th

Looking forward to follow their strides for many more years to come!!
Be, Dream, Believe!

No comments: