Apr 16, 2012 - 9:25 am
I hope y'all had the best possible weekend and that your week is off to a good start.
I wanted to let all my friends on CSN know that I will be gone for a few days beginning April 19th. Thursday, I am leaving for Indiana, where I will be running in my very first marathon ever on Saturday, April 21st. I am both nervous and excited. It seems like a daunting challenge, but I have been training hard and really think I can do it. I am not out to set any speed records and I'm sure there will be lots of walking, since this race has a totally doable 6.5 hour time limit. Even if I finish with one minute to spare, I don't care! I will be running with a friend who is 21 years younger than I am, so we'll have to find our pace. I may be his "ball and chain" for 26.2 miles! I will be returning home on Sunday, the 22nd. and if I don't have a chance to post my results that day, I will no later than Monday, the 23rd., I promise!
I am telling you this because I have dedicated each mile to a person or group of persons who have touched my life in ways I could never imagine. My CSN friends mean so very much to me--you are my support system, even at over 3 1/2 years out of treatment. I can not imagine my life without knowing all of you! Therefore, I am dedicating mile 24 to all of you here and will be thinking of you as I cover that mile. I hope you'll think of me next Saturday and send me all the positive energy you can, as I will need all the help I can get! Just like when going through treatment, I will be taking it one step at a time, each step getting me closer to that finish line.
Everyone take care!