As the days get closer to the start of my run for the kids, I would like to take the opportunity to thank many people who have supported me every step of the way.

Today I am making an acknowledgement that is long overdue. I have been running in the same area at the same time of day for the past 10 years. It’s interesting, I see the same people for a while but so many times they just disappear. People come and go. There has been one constant in my life over the past 10 years, nearly every morning, the Velo 605 Crew. For 10 years as this large group of bicyclists and I pass each other we have waved and said good morning.

Over this period of time I have had the wonderful pleasure of getting to know several members of this group. This is a group of the most supportive and generous people anyone would ever want to know. This picture is a small number of the group, but an awesome representation.

I want to send a very special thank you to Mark Ferdi who is not a Facebooker, but has spent so much time and energy helping promote both of my running events. He’s an amazing individual and I am so blessed to be able to call him friend.

Please meet my dear friends, the Velo 605 Crew.