Articles by Veronica Vallez
Veronica is a recruiting coordinator with a penchant for pretentious memoir, writing blurbs about herself and Post-It notes of varying sizes and colors.
The flyer that reached my mailbox claimed that anyone, even non-runners, could train to complete a 26.2 mile marathon by just following the simple training program guidelines. I’ll admit, I was skeptical. I have been running for the past couple years but I’ve never surpassed 8 miles. Was this a message and how did the people at the San Francisco AIDS foundation know I could be convinced easily. Close on the heels of receiving that flyer from the AIDS foundation, I also heard that a close friend of mine tested positive for HIV. News of that magnitude tends to paralyze us; it only proves the reality of our helplessness when faced with issues too large to comprehend. Pessimism sets in.