How many of you, when asked what you’d like to do on your second date, answer “Let’s go for a 12 mile run at 7am on a Sunday”?! That was Justina’s response. One of the new faces on Sunday was Daniel, Justina’s date, and even though he hadn’t run that long of a distance before, he agreed to give it a try. They both finished looking happy. Let’s hope he comes back again. Thanks Justina for spreading the word and inviting someone new to join our community.
I hope he felt the power of our team spirit, and that he had as positive of an experience as I had on my first day back in 2012. I joined the team back then, not knowing anything about Beit T’Shuvah, because I thought running my first marathon in support of a Jewish cause would keep me motivated. Who knew it would change my life?
I was so warmly welcomed by the team, and so inspired by the many success stories I heard as people shared where they were then vs. where they had been before coming to Beit T’Shuvah, that when I was asked to coach the following year, I eagerly accepted.
The spirit of this team is amazing, and I thank each of you for making that happen.