Thursday, October 4, 2012

What I Have Learned So Far

I haven't even arrived in Minneapolis yet but I've already learned a lot about what this Global Heroes weekend is going to be like.

I've learned that I am about to be blown away by the hospitality of the Medtronic Global Heroes team.

I've learned that I am going to be humbled and inspired when I hear the stories of the other heroes.

I've learned that I am going to be amazed by the history of St. Paul, Minnesota.

I've learned that I'm going to be treated like a princess for four days.

I've learned that I'm going to be cheered on by the runners, the volunteers and the spectators at the race.

On Tuesday morning, I got up in the dark to run my last 5k run. I pulled on my running clothes, stocked my pockets with carbs, plugged in my earbud and headed out under the starry sky.

I ran, I thought about the weekend ahead, I listened to the music and I felt the deep sense of responsibility for the incredible honour that has been handed to me.

And I learned that it's really hard to run and cry at the same time.


  1. This is one of your posts that I read at work when I should have read it at home;) You are a Hero! Have a fantastic weekend. Can't wait for next weeks posts.

  2. I hope you have a great weekend! I would love to be a Global Hero one day - you're an inspiration.

  3. I am a puddle of tears every time I think about the honor I had of being a Global Hero. You are going to love it. The beautiful finish line pretty much seals the deal. I am SO excited to hear about your experience.

  4. The beauty of this post lies in its simplicity.