Sunday, August 21, 2011

More Than Half-Way

It is hard for me to imagine it has been over six months since I ran the half-marathon in February. With that said, I guess I better get "back to business" for next year's race on February 12, 2012. I have been less than attentive to this blog but, it is no reflection of my dedication to the cause to "FINISH" breast cancer.

For those of you who have FACEBOOK accounts, there is a wonderful page for the "26.2 with Donna - The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer". It will keep you up to date on the happenings more so than I will. Of course there is the website for the event. You can access it by clicking on the event name above, the link will take you there. However you get there, please get there!

I will be running the half-marathon in 2012, this will be my fifth time. I am one of the many "streakers" who will be running a fifth consecutive race. Before anyone new to this site gasps in disbelief, the "streaker" title is for runners who have run each of the five races. It has nothing to do with the fad of the early 1970's!

I am happy to say that the two Donna's that I run for are doing well. I will continue to run for them and all the others who are affected by this terrible disease. Every year when I think about the finish line of the previous year, I see the faces and pink bandannas of the "fighters". Some will be runners this year, others will not have been as fortunate. If you do run this race, please stop and say hello to these people. No Gatorade, Vitamin Water, donut, banana, any supplement will give you more strength than touching these people.

As an earlier post reflects, I ran the Boston Marathon in April. The picture I have posted above is of my dear friend and breast cancer survivor Donna. She went all the way to Boston to be there for me. Help "FINISH" breast cancer and save the "Donna's" of the world who mean so much to all of us.


Donna N. said...

I love you Jim, you've never stopped fighting for me.

Jim said...

Never Will!!