As I was competing in my first ever 15k classic cross country race, there was a ton of people cheering for me and giving me mental propulsion to keep going forward.. Needless to say it felt really good.
After I finished it came to me that Cross country skiing is one of the only sports I have ever competed that pretty much everyone wants you to do good no matter what you represent, come from, or even if you are in the same competing field.
Philanthropy means "the love human life". It is great to know that in the sport I have chosen people love life as much I do. It makes me content and it makes me look forward to many other races to come.