This past weekend, I ran with a superhero. The only feet touching the ground were mine, but I was not a “solo” runner.
I was running with 200+ of Cade’s friends.
The occasion was “Run the 11th Mile for Cade on Mother’s Day Weekend“
A compilation of images from my run is below. I kept hoping for signs: “superheroes,” the number 11, things that would symbolize Cade, who passed away at the age of nine in 2010. As is often the case with life, I really didn’t find much until I was on my cooldown walk, when I stopped trying to force something to materialize:
To learn more about Cade, visit his CaringBridge page here.
This event went from a “why don’t we?” idea on Facebook to what I am pretty sure is going to turn into a recurring event. If you’re interested, let the group know via the event page.
Wife of one, Mom of two, Friend of many. My pronouns are she/her/hers.
What a great thing to have done–does holding up 10 fingers mean you came in 10th? Congrats on completing the run -you are a winner for just having run it!
what a wonderful tribute!
I love how a facebook idea has taken off to become a tribute to the memory of Cade and all those who he touched in his short life.
What a great way to honor Cade’s memory! Very touching post!
I am an avid runner and will from now on think of Cade on my 11th mile of every long run, 1/2 marathon and marathon. What a wonderful tribute to someone taken far too early.