Sunday, April 10, 2011
This is it! My first Ultra and my event for Girls on the Run to raise money for scholarships.
Each mile is dedicated to someone I love, something I have learned, something I dream, and something I am thankful for:
Mile 1: Shane. Thank you for being there for me ALWAYS.
Mile 2: Amberle & Mckenna. You both inspire me everyday.
Mile 3: Sonja. My amazing friend, mentor and running partner. Thank you for doing this crazy thing with me.
Mile 4: My mom and dad. Thank you for teaching me unconditional love.
Mile 5: Friendship. The people we live for.
Mile 6: Running. For peace, clarity, health, fitness, great legs
Mile 7: Freedom. Something I will never take for granted.
Mile 8: Health. There has been colds, fevers, chills, but overall I'm healthy.
Mile 9: Education. "The key to unlock the golden door of freedom"...George Washington Carver
Mile 10: Girls on the Run...I love how the program helps build confidence.
Mile 11: Girls on the Run...And how this spills over to other aspects of the girls lives. "I ran a 5K I can also ____."
Mile 12: Girls on the Run...the ripple effect to the girls families
Mile 13: Girls on the Run...and the community
Mile 14: Girls on the Run...I love the community impact project. The girls are always so proud that they made a difference.
Mile 15: Girls on the Run...the parent and school support.
Mile 16: Girls on the Run...all girls are included. They are not left out because of financial hardship.
Mile 17: Girls on the Run...the friendships that are made between girls and coaches.
Mile 18: Girls on the Run...the lesson on positive self-talk. I continue to struggle with this.
Mile 19: Girls on the Run...the lesson on assertiveness
Mile 20: Girls on the Run...the lesson on Gratitude
Mile 21: Girls on the Run...we talk a ton about choices. Between action and re-action is the freedom to choose.
Mile 22: My home. A place to rest my heart.
Mile 23: Nature. How beautiful it is in the sun, in the rain, in the mist, in the snow, in the fall
Mile 24: warm, dry socks
Mile 25: bagels
Mile 26: Sonja's golden lab Lacie-our other running partner
Mile 27: For the guy in his 70's who keeps passing us...forever may we run
Mile 28: This trail and the many people who keep it clean and nice
Mile 29: Perseverance.
Mile 30: One More Mile.
Mile 31: A great run today! Celebrating this HUGE milestone!