Last week, the Nation's largest running group, the DC Capital Striders held the 2nd annual 8K run in the Capital Crescent Trail. The race raised $3000 for Haiti Relief efforts.
What was really neat about this race was that there were 18 runners from Back on My Feet. BOMF gives the homeless a second chance to regain control of their lives.
Back on My Feet is not a handout; it is about partnerships and seeing ourselves in others. While running and training, the homeless and the trainers support and challenge each other to strive higher. I am motivated and inspired. They, the men from BOMF, are helping me further understand, negotiate, innovate so that I can better navigate life: RUNIN DC.
Please read the November 2009 post on BOMF coming to DC.