On a dark, cold early Thursday morning last week, my fellow Suncoast Striders and I officially kicked off our Wear Purple Virtual Run to Cure Epilepsy Marathon. I was truly touched by the turn-out and the number of people that wore purple to show their support for this cause. I am blessed to know so many caring, kind people and fortunate enough to call them “my Strider family”.
To show my appreciation to the Striders and their support, I provided a purple tailgate complete with very purple cupcakes and grape Gatorade for our post-run social hour. Of course, I also brought the typical less purple and sugary runner supplies, such as water and bananas.
Chrissy, Maribel, Jen H and I took an easy pace through the streets of Longleaf. Although the temperature was cooler than normal, we quickly warmed up and the layers came off revealing our more purple…
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