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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.




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    12/15/2014 at 3:28 pm

    This looks like such an awesome event! Good for you guys for participating. Live really is too short.

    Great post!

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    Change of Pace
    12/16/2014 at 7:10 am

    Love that you guys participated in this to honour Aaron’s memory. (And I’m glad you only had an hour of running around a track instead of 24 :) )

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    Luv What You Do
    12/16/2014 at 9:32 pm

    So great that you were able to support Nora and honor Aaron! What a special event to participate in. It’s always special for me when I can combine running with do gooding. Running the marathon for St. Jude twice has been beyond emotional!

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