"[Running] is what gets inside you. It's what lights you up, you can't deny that. It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard...is what makes it great."
-Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own
I'm running a marathon this weekend.
To quote my 3 year old neighbor boy, "What the?!"
I feel calm. I feel ready, and finally I feel excited! Of course I have goals for myself, but the real thing for me is that I get to run this weekend. After all the training, all the set backs- I made it to the start line, and I know I will make it to that finish.
May 19, 2007, we lost a very dear friend of ours. Dustin Ryan Morris- one of my husband's very best friends- died from a drug overdose. Losing Dustin was heartbreaking for all of us, and losing him the way we did just ripped us up. Drugs became very real to us at that point. The danger and the heartbreak they cause are not worth it. Drugs affect so much more than just the person who's taking them.
This one's for you Dusdee....
Happy: Run a marthon
Happiest: Break under 3:30
Thank you to family, friends, and the best blogging community around for your support in getting me to the start line. And thanks to Erin and Breona for the perfect quotes to sum up how I've been feeling. Love to you all!
Coming to see me? Look for me in a green Nike top, black shorts and black compression socks, and bright pink Nike shoes. Looking to finish by 10:30 AM :)