Apps have expanded what runners can do and have made training experiences better. Betsy Magato discusses Charge Running and the impact they have had on running, runners, and charities alike. We also talk about her running journey that started on the soccer field in childhood through most recently helping disabled athletes reach their goals. Her business is Charge Running, her cause is the Kyle Pease Foundation, and this is another inspiring guest! She is a marathoner, 15x Boston qualifier, RRCA and Galloway certified coach, and mom of three.
Our Christmas celebration unraveled when a couple family members tested positive for COVID. Everyone stayed at their perspective houses and we got together for about an hour over Zoom on Christmas Day. Thankfully, my daughter completed her isolation period 2 days before Christmas and I was able to bring her up here on Christmas Eve to spend a long weekend with us before she returned to work. Kurt wasn’t as lucky and won’t see his kids until sometime in the new year for a re-scheduled family celebration.
This past weekend the holiday decorations went up. I am much more enthusiastic about the holidays this year. With everyone in our family vaccinated, some normalcy has returned to our lives. Plus, this is our first holiday season as a married couple, and of course the first with a grandchild, so there’s that too.
There are events so big we plan for them for months, sometimes years. We do whatever we can to make the day perfect. We agonize over every detail. We think about Murphy’s Law and try to mitigate the risks. Then about 10 days before the big day, we begin obsessively checking the weather forecast. We become engulfed in emotions over the one thing we have absolutely no control over.