Just a short personal post here about what I consider to be the ultimate celebration. I am so excited for the Go! St Louis Half Marathon that I am doing this Sunday.
I signed up to do it with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training in honor of my friend, Marie. You see, I'm not only doing it FOR my friend Marie but WITH my friend Marie. That's right. She's a survivor, baby. It often moves me to tears when I think about everything she has overcome the last couple of years and that she is still with us today. She's not just with us. She's doing a half-marathon. Holla!
(Marie and me at my wedding in October 2005)
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention my other marathon partner, Natasha, or Natty Lite as I like to call her. Natasha has overcome her own struggle the last two years by losing 100 lbs. No gimmicks. No surgeries. Just healty eating and a LOT of sweat. Really, she's sweaty. Natty Lite kicked it Biggest Loser style and changed her life. She makes me cry, too, because I am so proud of her.
I cannot wait for Sunday and I cannot wait to cross the finish line with my heroes. We're gonna party like it's 1999! (And probably cry some more.)