|San Francisco Marathon 2005|
We have also developed great friendships with several "running" families. The Vornhagens who we ran a marathon together in Sacramento; the Ramirez's two marathons in San Francisco and Sacramento, and also other families who we've done some running workouts together, like the Purcells, the Kwasny's, and the Chavez's.
It's fitting to talk about and reflect on how running keeps families together today on the Feast of the Holy Family. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as a family, serves as a holy inspiration to all families to stay together and grow in love forever. The Holy Family may not be known for running as a sport, but they did have to run away from Bethlehem back to Egypt to escape persecution from Herod who ordered all boys 2 years and younger to be slaughtered. Wow, if that didn't involved some kind of running or fleeing in a hurry, I don't know what does. But they stuck together and made it through safely. Running together gives a family that camaraderie and support for each other that no other sport can give you on a constant basis. So, try running and perhaps pray as you run, just like our Holy Family who was protected by the angels throughout their journey. God bless all families!