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.........

Monday, August 9, 2010

Miles 61 - 68 With Friends

170...... WOOOO!!!!! Only need 9,830 more people to hit 10,000 for the One Mile of Honor event. Yeah, I DO like to dream big. Today was 8 miles on the treadmill- and I am starting to “steal” names from the Honor Scroll and the Relay events. Why? Because I have run out after one week and intend to go for the ENTIRE month. Hope nobody objects.....

Today, for miles 61 - 68, it was my privilege to run IN HONOR of some wonderful people.

61st mile Joyce Motti
62nd mile Jackie Bailey
63rd mile Diane Middlesawart
64th mile Robert Powell
65th mile Lisa Young
66th mile Joyce Hebblethwaite
67th mile Richard Peery
68th mile Imogen Wiggins

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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