Because I am on a two-week running hiatus due to illness, my appearance at the trail today was entirely for support. As runners, when we are forced to take time off, it is not easy. We find ourselves going a bit stir crazy and missing the excitement of the run. What is much more important is that we listen to our body and allow it the time it needs to regain its strength. Somehow, just being around them made me feel a part of the run and gave me the extra determination I needed to stay focused on my recovery. For now, just being there was enough.