CNN PRODUCER NOTE Elle Napolitano took these photos of her beloved dog, Ole, wearing her running shoes. The first was in 2002, when Elle was going through tough times. The second photo is current, and represents progress, change, and inspiration. Ole used to be her running partner, and now that she is an avid marathoner, he still loves to wear her shoes. Elle finds solace in running, and felt compelled to share her positive story in the midst of tragedy. She says when she runs 'the world is strong and beautiful.'
- Stephanie, CNN iReport producer