Wiedmer: Cam Run reminds all of us to cherish every minute of every day

Cameron Bean, 28, died after being struck by a car while running along Moccasin Bend Road in September 2015. He was struck on Sept. 19 and died on Sept. 20.

Just go for a run.

It was Cameron Bean's motto. It was his cure for any problem. Just go for a run. Clear your head. Improve your health. Lift your spirits.

No limits.

Then Sept. 19, 2015, arrived. Another day. Another run around the Moccasin Bend area for the 28-year-old Baylor School and Samford University grad, who just missed qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Trials.

Only he never finished that run. A woman named Valerie Bray crossed the center line on Moccasin Bend Road and struck Bean, who died two days later, which happened to be seven days before he and his father Steve were supposed to swim, bike and run, side by side, in that year's Little Debbie Ironman.

Somehow, Steve found the courage to complete the Ironman without him, later saying of those final miles run in the dark near the Tennessee River, "I talked to Cameron the whole way.