|“Running With Purpose”
October 19, 2013 by Jonathan Eustache
Since October 2012, life’s been a tumultuous road to say the least. I’ve experienced the highs of training for the 2012 and now the 2013 ING NYC Marathon to traveling back home to Haïti for the first time since my childhood; and the lows of suffering and working through the pain caused by one of the worst storms to hit NYC, Hurricane Sandy to the cancellation of the 2012 marathon. It was very painful for me, along with, thousands of runners to have the marathon cancelled, but it was something that I felt was warranted because of the fatalities and the devastation that crippled countless families. Since I was unable to complete the run, the trip to Haïti opened my eyes to a distant place that I only had fond memories of as a child.
For 2013, I managed to stay focused and kept running for 3 reasons: