Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Lost in Sadness"

Time has passed.
Does the length or reason matter?
Now is important.
This is the moment.

I stand before her.
I see no change.
The beauty of her face.
The brilliance of her smile.
The comfort of her embrace.

Nothing is different.
I watch her eyes.
"the mirror of her soul."
She begins to explain.
I listen.

The facts are clear.
The battle has commenced.
I've heard this all before.
Is this a dream?
How many times will this story be told?

Time has passed.

I'm "Lost in Sadness"

Saturday, November 15, 2008

"T" Minus 90 Days and Counting

It's hard to believe that we are just 90 days out from the "26.2 with Donna". Where has this year gone! From the responses to our poll question we should have quite a few runners headed to Jacksonville Beach on February 15, 2009.

If you are a reader of this blog, please send the information to your friends, relatives, co-workers, your entire e-mail address book! I want our group picture to be at least three times as large.

All of the information you need is at the Breast Cancer Marathon website. One of the most important pieces of information is that 100% of your entry fee goes directly to the charity.

Please sign up today and come run with us. Prayers & Love!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

When Will It End?

Shortly after the "26.2 with Donna - The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer", I started this blog. It was a spin-off from my original blog "Running Geezer". I wanted to bring attention to this marathon, the fight against breast cancer and my dear friend Donna.

As Donna has progressed in her fight, the posts have had a more positive theme. In fact Donna e-mailed me today to say she competed in a 5K. Next week she has a 10K on her schedule as she makes progress toward the half-marathon on February 15, 2009, in Jacksonville Beach, FL.

There is a line from a movie, "Just when you thought it was safe......" that another dose of reality reared its ugly head. I learned a few days ago that another friend of mine Joan, was diagnosed with breast cancer. The "Pink Bandanna" is going into overtime to continue to spread the word. More miles to be run, more tears to be shed.

I am using a different version of my "Imagine" photo. I took these photos last year about this time when I was in New York City for the NYC Marathon. The "Imagine" mosaic is located in the Strawberry Fields section of Central Park. It is of course a memorial to John Lennon.

Please help by supporting the "26.2 with Donna". You don't have to be a runner, you can be a contributor without breaking a sweat. If you are a runner, we hope that you will sign up to run this incredible event. There are many Donna's and Joan's out there who need your help and support.

Prayer's & Love.