16 September, 2008

Angels Race

This is a triathalon relay team. From L to R: run, bike, swim. The Angels Race event was run in the opposite order, on Sunday. Kyle, our son, is in the center; he has pedaling legs o' steel!

The Angels Foundation, who sponsor these events in VA and NC, recognizes that we can only become our best with the inspiration and strength of others - angels who see more in us than we see in ourselves. These angels often impact our lives in ways that are difficult to describe, and impossible to repay.

The mission of the Angels Foundation is two-fold:

1. Create opportunities for individuals to honor angels who have touched their lives

2. to encourage people to be angels in the lives of others

The sport of triathlon, like life, is as much a competition with self as it is with other athletes. The Angels Race is an opportunity to challenge yourself to give it your best, and to honor those who inspired you to become who you are, and who you seek to be.

Participants write the name of the angel they are honoring on their body during body marking, and carry the spirit of that person throughout the race.

Many are inspired to their best performance, some resolve grief or celebrate a lost angel while others recognize the significance of someone currently in their life. For everyone, it is more than just a race.

Our son-in-law and his parents also participated; our son-in-law individually and his Mom and Dad on their own relay team. Way to go! It was a beautiful day; one to cherish, one to remember!

Life is Good!

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Karen Dianne Lee said...

Every so often I find something shimmery and sparkling inside the Strawberry Patch. And when I sit down to look over this bright spot among the berries I find I'm so utterly touched, moved and inspired that I return again and again throughout the day.

Inspiring Soul Food Love, *karendianne./ Living Life at LeeHaven

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've always thought those races were amazing...and I still do. What a blessing the race must be for so many people. blessings, marlene