Nashville…. is full of GRIT!!!

Lots of people run for different reasons. Some run to relieve stress, to improve health, to spend time with friends. Then there are those special people that run for a cause or a person. When you are running in races you see all types of people and you can see some of the reasons they run. I have learned to pay attention to the people I run along side just as much as I watch for pot holes or look for that next water station. I read the shirts on their backs or the signs they carry. Sometimes I see names or pictures of loved ones, others have a cause or a need for awareness. I reflect on their stores and look at their determination. It’s inspiring to see them aspire to that next mile, the finish line, that purpose for running.

This year I was the one running for a purpose and a cause. I had an organization on my chest and a name in my heart. I had a will to train and a purpose in each of my steps. I found a bond with my coworkers, family, and friends as I shared the message of GRIT and received their donations. Through all the races I accomplished this year, I felt the crowds and spectators were not just cheering me on but were also cheering for Nicholas and what he lived for. It was a great running season and I look forward to next year, that next race, and to be continually inspired by a little boy and his big legacy. – By Kristi Cable

Left to Right: Janet Brumbelow, Sarah Lindblom, Kristi Castello, and Kristi Cable.

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