We have talked about how important it is to support others in their running and cycling efforts many times. Over the next few days many people in the Gulf Coast area will face challenges that many of us will never experience. As you all are aware I'm sure, Hurricane Gustav has set it's sights on a region of the United States that was devastated just a few years ago. Evacuation orders are becoming a reality in the area and thousands of people are wondering just what will happen this time. How bad will it be? We can hope that it will lose some of its intensity and not hit the region so hard. The hurricane has already caused severe damage and loss of lives in its path in other areas.
As you go out the next few days on your roads and trails, whether you are running, riding, or walking, take a few minutes to send your thoughts and prayers of strength to the people of that region. Run one for them!
Forward we go! May your roads and Trails be happy and safe!