Saturday, January 19, 2008

26 miles of Love


If you are single and looking for a soulmate, my advice is to sign up to run the Boston Marathon with a charity group.

Let's consider what it takes to train for a marathon:

  • patience
  • commitment
  • long-term vision and goal
  • hard work
  • enduring occassional discomfort and pain for a greater good

And what about those individuals who choose to raise money for charity? Doesn't that demonstrate:

  • compassion
  • understanding
  • love of others
  • giving of oneself

These qualities are equally important and valuable in building healthy, strong and mature relationships. So I will make the claim that marathon runners who run for charity are likely to be great friends, partners, and spouses

Off hand I can think of at least a half a dozen couples who discovered love on the Boston Marathon course. Sarah and Mike Drumm, Heather and Matt Bergin, Christine and Jeff McCormick, Karen and Tim Driscoll, Bill and Maureen Allen and our most recent pair of love birds that tied the knot this fall, Tom and Kathleen.

Here is a FABULOUS picture of Tom (2 Bostons; 8 overall) and Kathleen (7 Bostons; 11 overall PLUS an Ironman!) on their wedding day.

"How do I love thee...let me count the miles"

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