The Cambridge half-marathon and life

Watching the Cambridge half marathon on Sunday was a surprisingly rewarding experience. We stood about half way along the route just where runners were beginning to flag, showing their intense effort and weariness. As the runners wore their names, we called out encouragement to them by name, “Go on Richard, you’re doing great, go Karen go!” Some had the energy to wave or smile. For a moment, we were connected. Then I thought, this is how we are in real life, running, exhausted, not sure if we have the strength to finish. Only, we don’t wear our names pinned to our clothes and we don’t let our feelings show. So give everyone a cheer and tell them they’re loved and doing great. And don’t forget to wave and smile back.

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