“In 2011 I ran for my Grandfather and Great Aunt. I ran with the name of many people that I had been told about in the past few months who are loved by their families and friends and missed. I opened the race with Rise Against – Savior which seemed appropriate. At mile 5 DJ Khaled – All I do is Win came on and it was like a surge of energy shot through me. At mile 8 I randomly pictured Papa Henry stubbing his toe on his green chair and the reaction he always had when he stubbed his toe and laughed out loud. Around mile 10 two girls past me with “Kaylee age 7″ on their backs and it made me so proud to be running to hopefully stop that from ever happening again. At mile 11 I ran past a camel in the zoo…it smelled and I thought about what one of my friends reactions would be to running past a camel…At 2 hours and 18 min I crossed the finish line feeling better…and in more pain that I think I have ever experienced but worth every painful step.
I raised $635 for Dana-Farber Jimmy Fund. The Dana-Farber running team raised around $486,000! Thank you to everyone for your amazing support! I am looking forward to this experience again next year.”
This year I had sadly added to the list of people I run for. This year I add my Grandmother who was a beautiful woman who exuded love, kindness, beauty, and intelligence in everything she did. This death has hit me very hard but it has driven me even harder to do all I can to make sure others don’t feel the pain of being robbed. I hope you enjoy following my journey to the half marathon where I will be sharing music, facts, and running horror stories (which really make everyone laugh). If you want to help the Dana Farber cause and give to help them further their research please click the Dana Farber Icon in my links. Even a small gift can change a life.
My goal is to post my running song of the week. I must point out this isn’t necessarily always the music I typically listen to as running to Punk music doesn’t always work out. This week my running hall of fame is Faithless – We Come 1 Enjoy!