Wow..so much to say and I will once I get my story straight in my mind about my BW journey.
I can tell you this: it was the great, the good and the ugly.
I would like to thank you all for the love and support given to me, my family and crew. We have NO regrets, it was wonderful is so many ways. Thank you sister Marybeth for your love and prayers and that you to the MPD foundation for giving me a great purpose to run for!
First I would like to thank Colleen for her amazing blogging during the event, Cathy Crammer for sticking around after she was done working the official race, my family for putting up with me and my amazing crew. Next I would like to tell Lisa Bliss that is was beautiful watching the stars line up for her as she crossed the finish line in 1st place, a real joy for all of us!
It was a real joy for me to see so many of my students from past and present on the course, way to go to all:)
Last..it was more than fine for me to have my good friend Marshall pass me with only a few miles to go..are you kidding! This is a race not a social event. I am proud that Marshall caught up to me, bounced back from being sick..(I did to) and we wished each other well and off he went into the night. Who better for me to finish right behind than Marshall who was waiting for me at the finish line with a big hug..this was very special, his 20th crossing..Amazing what this man has accomplished. My 9th crossing and all because of Marshalls influence in my life.
My story will come in a few days..It would be so great if those of you sending me personal emails could post them to the blog as well. I do read all my posts and I do read all my emails and I know others would love to know your thoughts as well.
I leave you today with some great things:
#1 Randy Miller whom I coach ran his first 100 mile at Vermont...He was 10th over all at 47 year's young..he sent me this quote and I just love it!!!
"Unless you test yourself, you stagnate. Unless you try to go way
beyond what you've been able to do before, you won't develop and grow.
When you go for it 100%, when you don't have the fear of "what if I
fail," that's when you learn. That's when you're really living."
Wow..this say's it all to me:)
Last..sent from my friend Annie, I think this is so wonderful.
The River Three men were hiking through a forest when they came upon a large, raging violent river. Needing to get on the other side, the first man prayed, "God, please give me the strength to cross the river." Poof! God gave him big arms and strong legs and he was able to swim across in about 2 hours, having almost drowned twice. After witnessing that, the second man prayed, "God, please give me strength and the tools to cross the river." Poof! God gave him a rowboat and strong arms and strong legs and he was able to row across in about an hour after almost capsizing once. Seeing what happened to the first two men, the third man prayed, "God, please give me the strength, the tools and the e intelligence to cross this river." Poof! He was turned into a woman. She checked the map, hiked one hundred yards up stream and walked across the bridge.
Have a blessed day