|The heart of Team Zoe|
Ed, Kaleena, Jayce, and Zoe
Jenna and I often joke about how warm we get while running and how we have our Mexican blood to thank for the sweaty conditions we can guarantee we will find ourselves in, and despite the cold, Saturday was no exception. By the half-mile mark, both Jenna and I were warm, but removing layers was far too much work, so we crossed the finish line in long sleeves. I'm happy to report that the extra clothing didn't slow us down. We both had runs we were really pleased with, and we're certainly going to carry that positive energy into our upcoming run, the Rock and Roll Half Marathon.
I felt plenty nervous on Friday, and Saturday morning was more of the same, but as I waited at the start line with my cousin beside me and so many family members nearby, I was reminded of the strength we all have in us. The little lady of honor, Zoe Mae, reminds us of that each and every day. Zoe has braved so much in her young life; her parents have had to face more than any parent should have to. When I think I'm having a tough time, I remember what they have faced, and I'm encouraged, I'm inspired. I'm blessed to have grown up close to my cousins, and our family is blessed to have such wonderful people in it.
Thanks, Ed, Kaleena, and Zoe, for reminding us all of this once again.