More importantly it is inspiring to see those people who are running the race for a variety of reason. One group was running it to raise money for cancer awareness in honor of their friend whose mom recently died of lung cancer. There were others running in honor of those Missing in Action and a group of church members running to provide clean water to those who lack it. (Ummm I started this blog in lecture and now can’t remember where I was going with this paragraph)
For me the 24 hours I spent in St. Louis before, during, and after the race was much needed time away from school. I didn’t see it this way before the race; instead it was going to be time away from studying. On the drive to the St. Louis I decided that I was going to enjoy the time away, a mini vacation perhaps. By making this decision something else happened, I was able to regain some perspective that I have lost in the past 3 months. There was time for laughter, to meet new people outside the field of health care, and experience new places, basically realizing that there is more than just school. Right now school may consume my life but it doesn’t need to define who I am.