Hello fellow runners, volunteers, and PTC members!
I don’t know about you, but for me time is both standing still and passing quickly. Today is the last Sunday of April 2020 and things certainly feel strange… I had thought Maria & I would be recovering from the Virginia 24-Hour Run for Cancer (Maria from running the ultra and me from volunteering/pacing). Although the race has been postponed to 7-8 November, 9 members of our 24-Hour team, “Team Wingnutz” ran a combined 293.5 miles yesterday, all in separate locations while practicing good social distancing. One member logged 15 miles, indoors… around his couch!
As we look towards May and wish we could be participating in our local races, I ask that we all continue to do our part to “stay home” and practice social distancing, while staying healthy and active. We’ll all continue to monitor the guidelines put out by our Governor and the Virginia Department Health, while doing what we can to support our local businesses. While takeout/delivery isn’t ideal for the social people that we are, at least our local restaurants can stay open and viable through these services.
Maria & I are looking forward to gatherings with friends and seeing our running friends at the races. As of today, the next PTC race and event on our calendar is the JoeZilla 5-Miler and PTC Annual Picnic, to be held July 11th, followed by the Coast Guard Day 5K on July 25th.
In the spirit of Joe Harney, please pray for our country, our elected officials, and our military. Please keep in your thoughts and prayers all of our medical personnel, caregivers, and first responders, who are putting themselves at risk every day.
Steve Peters, PTC President