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I Run for Peace. For Family. For Community.

I Run for Peace. For Family. For Community.

As we stood crammed together at the starting line for the Beirut Marathon, I actually found myself tearing up as the announcer alternated between two mini-speeches to the thousands of parents and children waiting to run.  “Please, be very, very careful, there are very small children at the front, do not shove, do not push, … Continue reading

Peace Love Run

I am not, have never been, nor will I ever be a runner. But the Beirut Marathon is still one of my favorite days of the year.  Our house is surrounded by the race route, so we wake up in the morning to the sounds of music, laughing and cheering – which is a nice … Continue reading

Run for Lebanon!

Last Friday, Isla woke up and immediately started bouncing off the walls. “It’s November!!  That means it’s time for the race!” She’s basically been counting down the days to this year’s marathon since she crossed the finish line last year.  And she wasn’t disappointed! The weather was amazing (sunny and 75 degrees in November… my … Continue reading

Spotted at the marathon

One of the nice things about the marathon is that they close all the streets around our house to make it safe for the runners.  There aren’t a lot of places where I can just let Isla run in Beirut, so this was a nice treat.  Or at least in theory.  Apparently if you have … Continue reading

Running in the rain

Isla has been looking forward to this day for months.  Every night before bed, she wants to sing the months of the year song.  As she’s singing through the song, she points to whoever has a birthday in that month.  And when she gets to November, she yells, “the race!” So today was the big … Continue reading