I am participating in the Pittsburgh Marathon Relay for two primary reasons. First, getting out and working up a sweat in the Steel City is always enjoyable—especially when the sun is shining. Some sort of physical activity has been an important and pleasurable part of my life. I've built and deepening friendships through participating in sports or other activities since my earliest memories. Hence the second reason I am participating in the relay is to fellowship with my church small group. Studying the Bible with our small group specifically and doing live with them generally has enriched my family. For this reason my wife and I are especially looking forward to participating in the relay.