Yung Folis, a Marathon High pacers tells us his experiences

“I’m so glad I didn’t because I would have missed out on one of the more inspiring moments I’ve ever had on the run. One of the marathon high runners was having a rough day. We ended up running and walking together along the course. Actually, I inadvertently turned in to a pacer and brought him in on the last 4 miles of the course. He was having some foot problems and we were down to a walk by then but I wasn’t going to let him quit. I was able to share some insight about my limited running experience and ask him about the program and how he liked it so far. At one point in the conversation he thanked me and stated that he would not finish if I wasn’t there to push him along. I shrugged it off and told him he has the heart to finish and that I was just there for good conversation. However, I couldn’t have been more inspired by his words of thanks. It really made me feel good about being there in the moment with a fellow runner, a fellow Rogue, and push towards the finish. It made me realize that no matter what level of runner I am; I can make a difference for myself and for others. But in order to do so I need to get out there and honor the gifts that I’ve been blessed with. I’m so glad I didn’t skip the run.”

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