Sunday, April 08, 2007

Laura's Umstead Report


My friend Laura has posted a report on her experience finishing her first attempted 100 miler at Umstead last weekend. Not only did she finish but did so in an outstanding time of 21:26!

You can link to her Blog here

I also have added a link over in the links column on the right border of this page.

Laura is a very talented runner and a very special lady. I call her The Trail Angel, but not because she happens to be very lovely. I met her while running along the trail at Carrboro in 2003. In just a couple of miles running together I sensed something very special about her. Afterwards I had a strange feeling that we met that day for a reason but didn't know why. It would be another year before I figured out that she was an Angel sent to help me move into the next phase of my life. Funny thing though, I didn't really get a good look at her that day at Carrboro and we were both bundled up for the cold weather so I didn't even recognize her when I next saw her later in that summer. But after that time we got to know each other better and since then I have felt very Blessed to have this lady and her unique spirit as my friend. I believe that God puts certain people in our lives to help us along life's journey, and knowing her has had a positive impact on my life.

1 comment:

SlowAndGimpy said...

The tangled web we weave amongst friends and acquaintances is amazingly complex and oh so gratifying. Surrounding yourself with good people rubs off. Recognizing it as a blessing tells me you are a good person as well. Good luck and God Bless you.