With one week left and nearly 800 miles ran, my running group has demonstrated what unity and diversity means. I have enjoyed being a part of this “movement.” Every week the group has added new members from first time runners to advanced runners, who, before the group’s creation, typically ran by themselves. Which brings me to Nickalus Peterson. Peterson, an advanced runner, joined our group to help us get to our 1000mile goal. He has gone the “extra mile” to help less advanced runners get to the finish line. Often times slowing down his own pace to encourage them. Recent news from home brought an even more personal mission for Peterson. His step-mom drove from Iowa to Minnesota to be with her sister, Sue Kissel, who was having a double mastectomy I spoke to Peterson before the run this week and his words were touching. “I just want her to know that there are some people out here who care.” Well Nick, you’re right, we do care brother. And this weekend’s runs, as we close out, are for Sue. Get well Sue. In closing, many of you readers have been seeking to sponsor the group for charity purposes. Currently we have a sponsor and at some point we may seek to add more. Our main focus right now is to capture our 1000 mile goal.