Friday, February 18, 2011

17 Miles

Last Saturday, I walked 17 miles as part of my training. It was a long way as I walked to the Queen Mary and back. I'm not going to lie, it was hard. My body ached for 3 days afterwards and I was really tired and to be honest, I have only walked 2 days this week. Then, last night, I got some news from my brother regarding his health and it started me thinking. Yes, I am burned and don't want to train any longer. Yes, I am tired of sweating almost every day. Yes, I want to start wearing make-up again and clothes other than work out ones. Yes, I have doubts all the time as to whether I can go 26.2miles. I just don't want to do this anymore.

With that being said, I need to stop whining. I am healthy and able to walk, unlike my brother, who is pain all the time now or Bonnie who is so courageous at her young age, to go through multiple surgeries. Not once has Frank complained about what he is going through and last night, he was actually encouraging me and telling me how much he admires me for doing this. It should be the other way around, with words of encouragement coming from my mouth.

So I continue on. I need to suck it up and keep going for all of those people that aren't able to. I am so close to my goal, only $435 away. So many unexpected people have stepped up to help support me with this. It's amazing and I can't thank these people enough.

Won't you please help me reach my goal for Bonnie and children like her. Anybody that donates $25 or more will be put into a raffle to win a free facial. Please click here to donate or click the thermometer on the side of my blog. If you want to write a check, mail it to me directly or to the following:

Love Without Boundaries
PO Box 25016
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0016

Please note my name and LA Marathon 2011 in the memo portion of your check.

1 comment:

Tim said...

I'm way behind on reading this. It looks like you have been working hard and making some great memories. Hang in there with both the marathon and your brother. You are in our prayers.

Your CNY and V-day pictures of the kids are great! They are growing up so fast.