May 24, 2013
We wish you could have been here.
The Cinco Loco was a never to be duplicared in the history of the universe event; a run with a unique group of good people who came together to share their time; to be there for a friend who had lost his precious child, to be there at the finish line of an event that hatred tried to ruin; to celebrate the friendships that we had made on line, through podcasts and the social media tubes of the Interwebs...and to enjoy a victory cupcake, in person, together...side by side, in the flesh...real people, real friends and fellow runners.
We all wish you could have been here; and we look forward to the day when we will: standing at an arbitrary starting line to run some arbitrary distance, without earbuds, downloads and RSS subscriptions, without tweets, and facebook updates or blog posts...but in person, you and I and some incredibly cool people.
That is the spirit of the Mojo Loco movement...that’s what’s real, significant and important.
We should run together, at the same time in the same place at some point during our brief lives. Because that’s all that matters. You and I are friends and fellow runners, but as I said before: our friendship is confirmed and reinforced upon meeting each other in physical person.
If we are to make the world a better place, we have to promote respect, admiration and friendship with people all over the world. Runners have a special way of doing that, because it doesn’t matter who you are, where you live, what you belive in, how you dress, what you look like, how old you are, or any of the other wonderful and infinite persuasions that define you: we have this one thing in common; we run...and that physical act can be the rock solid foundation for a friendship that can make the world understand and appreciate each other, and bring us all together.
I wish you had been here, and I hope that one day we’ll go our for a run.