11 days, 12 hours, 51 minutes, 9 seconds… and counting…

Just so you know, I promise I did not just spend my night calculating exactly how long until the marathon starts…there’s a countdown on www.nycmarathon.com 🙂 So hello friends, family, and other wonderful supporters! We are getting so close and I am getting so excited! I hope to make up for my previous depressing post tonight.. I’m feeling really great about the race now. I ran the last three days and I’ve felt good. Yes, my left foot, my left knee, and my left achilles all hurt now (all my past injuries seem to be making a grand reappearance for the home stretch) but I can do it! It’s no pain that I can’t run through and I am determined to. But I do hope and pray that nothing else gets added to that list! My runs really are going well but I definitely lost something these past few weeks. I was in such a good rhythm and now I have to work a lot harder while I should be letting up but I know I can still do it.

I just want to take a moment and truly thank everyone who has supported me, encouraged me, donated, prayed for me, wished me well, given me a light push, or kicked me in the ass these past few months. I am so blessed to have all of you in my life and I am here, preparing for this marathon, because of you! I owe so much to Joe, my parents, my family, my roommates, my friends, and WITNESS who have been here for me through EVERYTHING! The good runs, the bad runs, the injuries, the doctors appointments, the shopping trips, the fundraising, and the encouragement… I can’t tell you all how much I appreciate everything you’ve gone through to support me. I promise to make you all proud in 11 days! And while I’m thanking everyone, I’d like to also acknowledge my last donors Jenn Seitz and Mr. Lou! You guys rock! Only $618 to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FYI – For any interested family members or stalkers of mine, you will be able to track my progress during the marathon via TrackMyRunner which can be found here: http://www.nycmarathon.org/entrantinfo/trackmyrunner.htm and the marathon will be streamed live via ESPN2 or online.

Anyone wanna see what I look like in my jersey??

That’s all for now!

“I like running because it’s a challenge. If you run hard, there’s the pain – and you’ve got to work your way through the pain. You know, lately it seems all you hear is ‘Don’t overdo it’ and ‘Don’t push yourself.’ Well, I think that’s a lot of bull. If you push the human body, it will respond.” — Bob Clarke

“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.” — Juma Ikangaa

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