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.........

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Miles 75 - 80 With Friends

171 people “attending” the One Mile of Honor event..... Wooooo x2. 11 days in and 80 miles covered. With each day of this month, I have been able to log some miles and honor a few. It has given me time to think and reflect on the importance of becoming involved in some capacity in this FIGHT. New ideas (some/most are not very good) and a personal re-dedication to the fight come to me everyday. I hope that there are others out there experiencing the same thing. Anyway on to the miles...... It was another HOT one but I wanted 6 – so Hello, dreadmill.

Today, for miles 75 - 80, it was my privilege to run IN HONOR of some wonderful people.

75th mile Fern Clark
76th mile Brenda Piatt
77st mile Claudia Buzzard
78nd mile Sharon Peak
79rd mile Charles Wells
80th mile Craig Binford

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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