This is how it works-
I love to run but there are times when I would rather not. This is when the voices start. Chants, name calling, guilt and reverse psychology is how they get me up and out the door. I don't really mind the voices and have actually started looking forward to their daily calls. Together we have formed a running club that supports, encourages and competes with each other. I love these peeps. They are much more experienced, talented and tougher than I am. Pushing me out the door, through the hard miles and up the monster hills when I am feeling lazy or want to give up. Some people have "real" training partners, coaches and support crews. My team is ALWAYS with me and helps me to keep my eye on the prize and not veer off the track. Sounds crazy- Yeah, probably is.........

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Miles 195 - 198 With Friends

Been a long day but in a good way. Managed to sneak in a 4 mile run at 6 AM to keep the streak alive. 41 and counting.... Then it was nothing but water slides and junk food at White Water in Branson. We made the mistake of telling our 7 year old that HE could decide when we left. Yep. Dumb. That's how we roll.....let the kids be in charge. Genius stuff. I will never write a book about parenting skills. Anyway we stayed for the entire 12 hours that the park was open and hit every slide MANY times. Lot of fun but I'm not sure if I can stretch another day out of the streak after that. I am beat.....

Okay, the One Mile of Honor...... jumped up HUGE today. 191 of the AWESOME peeps are now participating. WOOOOOO!!!!! x191

Today, for miles 195 - 198, it was my privilege to run IN HONOR of some wonderful people.

195th mile Alberta Parker
196th mile James Vanwey
197th mile Carolyn Steiner-Lusso
198th mile Jeanne Martin

Once again, I am humbled and grateful to have been granted this privilege. They have joined the VOICES club and tomorrow, WE will run again and add a few more. Fight on, friends.

In times of great despair and uncertainty, it helps to know you’re not alone and that there is an answer–hope.


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