Last year I did the 5k run/walk from Brooklyn to Ground Zero in full firefighter turnout gear. It was more of a walk than a run in all that gear. It was exhausting, but when you get to the end you realize walking for this charity is so very worthwhile. We lost a lot of good people on 9/11. We lose more good people every day who worked at the pile trying to save people, and then for a long while after trying to respect the remains of those who died.
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Thanks for listening and if you will be there for the 2010 run/walk let me know if you need someone to walk with. I don't know yet if I'll do it in full turnout gear, but if there were other firefighters who wanted to then I would consider it. Just don't expect a lot of running from me :)