If my memory serves me correctly, this is my seventh year participating in the Virtual Run for Respect for my high school in Pontiac Illinois. Every year I try to find another spot of Berlin where I have not been before to tackle the 5K! I get a nice 5K run in and can also share a little history of where I live. This year I was going to take part in a 70K bike marathon and dedicate it to the Pontiac Township High School´s Run for Respect. The bike marathon was even on the same date of the Run in Pontiac… 18 April 2020. But…… that darn Virus had other plans and so on Sunday I put on my running shoes and ran through my hometown of Kleinmachnow. I had just started out, when I passed the first school and that is when it hit me; I would try to run by as many schools as I could and would take pictures of the buildings to give the students of Mrs. Baumgardners Class, ( by the way, Laura and I graduated from PTHS back in 1985! and last year ran the Chicago Half together along with fellow PTHS ALUM Bob Leenders and his wife) an idea of what a german school looks like. I am not able to get pictures from the inside as schools are still closed here. And even if the schools were open, I think it would be just a tad creepy if I went in and started taking pictures!
One year, I will be in Pontiac and take part in the live event, but for now I am thankful that I was able to run “virtually”