Making it count – this one is for Samantha Aragones

This past Friday night I learned about a lady who is literally in the fight of her life. As I read through the various posts on Facebook I knew I would be dedicating some miles to her.  I realized that our paths likely crossed at the Historic Half that we both ran this past year and probably countless other races before that, as well. It really makes you think about the battles folks are fighting. In this case, she didn’t find out about her cancer battle until a couple of months after the Historic Half.

Samantha Aragones has literally been on my mind ever since I found out about her. My heart aches for this lady who is a fellow runner and fitness enthusiast who is fighting for her life.  My thoughts drift to her family –  her husband, their three (3) young children, other family members, and friends.  Read more about Samantha and her story here.


This is right after Samantha and a friend finished the Historic Half Marathon.  Samantha is on the right in this picture.

Each run and every workout I set out to do is very important to me, but it always has to be about more than “just me“, or the calories burned, the pace, PR’s, the distance, and etc. – it has to be about so much more – it has to matter.  With that in mind, I ran today’s snow covered 5.07 miles for and in honor of Samantha Aragone. May she feel strength in her fight, and may her family and friends be comforted during this difficult time. May they somehow be at peace and feel God’s loving presence in the midst of their heartache, pain, and suffering.  My thoughts and prayers are with Samantha, her husband, children, and loved ones today.


Join me in lifting Samantha Aragones and her family prayer.  Show them some love today and check out her story by clicking here.

Each person that takes the time to view Samantha Aragones page to read her story and then shares this post by Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:59pm EST you will be entered into a raffle giveaway for some Foot Levelers Blue Ridge gear. For those of you that dedicate miles (or have already done so) in honor of Samantha Aragone please comment either here, FacebookTwitterInstagram for an extra entry and be sure to use the hashtag #runforSamantha.

A random winner will be selected by and announced Sunday, January 15, 2017.

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4 thoughts on “Making it count – this one is for Samantha Aragones

  1. Anonymous

    #runforsamantha. Such a heartbreaking story to have lost a mother runner who left little ones behind. I ran 5 tm miles for her and I wanted to run less but everytime I wanted to stop I thought of her.


    1. healthismygame Post author

      Hello! I know exactly what you mean. It just breaks my heart. I was only going to do 2 miles (1 out and back), but I felt I had to give more for her. Thanks for your comment. Good luck. 💙💛


  2. Sally Sauer

    I am so heartbroken by her passing. I ran on a treadmill this weekend, I wanted to stop at mile 1 but kept going because of her. 5miles for her and her family.


    1. healthismygame Post author

      I know what you mean, Sally. I headed out today for 1-mile out and back, but once I hit that 1-mile I knew I had to give more. Thanks for entering the contest!! Good luck 💙💛



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