On Saturday morning, Nick, Sonia and I laced up to run hour 21 of the #24HourRelayForAaron.
For 24 hours, runners and non-runners alike rounded Hamline’s indoor track – 174.72 miles total! – in memory of Aaron Purmort, who recently passed away from “complications from a radioactive spider bite,” aka, cancer. A talking Spider-Man kept everyone company for all 1,922 laps. Kudos to Steve in a Speedo for organizing such a wonderful event! (See his recap here.)
I never met Aaron, but his story – gracefully told by his wife Nora on her blog, My Husband’s Tumor – deeply touched my heart, along with everyone else’s. Tragic and unfair for sure, but it’s also an important reminder that life is incredible short and fragile, so live big + boldly and love fiercely + with abandon.
To help out Nora and son Ralphie, visit here.