Saturday, January 17, 2009

Are You Ready for February 15th?

It is just 4 weeks until the running of the second "26.2 with Donna - The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer." It's hard to believe it has been almost one year since we were at Jacksonville Beach. It is not too late to register for the marathon or half-marathon. Hotel rooms are still available. Please check out the website for additional information.

I am pleased to let you know that my "inspiration" for last year's race, Donna N., has been training and will be running the half-marathon. Last year she had to stand on the sidelines and cheer the runners. This year she will hear those cheers for herself!

It has been enjoyable to keep this blog going. Thank you to all who have visited.

"Prayers & Love"

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Remembering a Birthday

On December 18, 2008, Tim Feeney, a fellow marathoner and friend lost a 30 month battle with brain cancer. Pictured above is Tim and his wife Susan. I took the photo in October 2007, one day after the Marine Corps Marathon. Susan ran the marathon, Tim despite his cancer was able to attend the race. In fact, the first person I recognized as I exited from the finish area following the marathon was Tim. He was making his way to find Susan.

February 15th we know is the date of the "26.2 with Donna - The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer. February 15th would have been Tim's 50th birthday.

Susan will be running the half-marathon at BCM to "celebrate" Tim's birthday. What a wonderful birthday present. So if you are attending the race and hear a chorus of "Happy Birthday" prior to the start, please join in. We will be sending our wishes to Tim on his day. I know he will be watching and keeping us safe along the course.