Hope all of you are doing well and enjoyingthe summer....I can't believe summer is already coming to a close :( As the years pass by, the more I realize thattime passes so quickly, so enjoy every moment given to you with those that youlove. Soon I will start gearing up and trainingfor the St. Jude Memphis Marathon weekend in December 2017...I just hope I havesome cooler weather when that time comes...LOL!
A few things have changed on my end...someof you know some don't, I started working! Yes after 12 years of being a stayat home mom I actually have a "real" J.O.B....lol! It has beenan adjustment for all of us but very rewarding at the same time. It seemslike I'm always tired, have a million things that don't get done and live onthe road...but the girls and Pete have stepped up and like it or not, everyonepitches in and we have been making it work. I truly enjoy my job and thepeople I work with which makes the transition much easier.
I'm sad to say that running andworking out has taken a back seat this year so I'm anxious to get my butt ingear to train for this race. I have ran a few times over the last year andstill hold true to my promise that I made to God two years ago...that if Icompleted the race, I would always run with the rosary playing. I missthat time to pray, reflect and thank Him for all of my blessings...so I'm lookingforward to get back on track with my running, faith and time with Him.
I originally started running thisrace for the children of St. Jude but I have gained so much. I kinda feelguilty because it's not supposed to be about me but about raising funds to curechildhood cancer but for the last six years I have gained so much. I have agreater appreciation of all the physical pain those children go through and inthanksgiving that my angels are happy, healthy 12 year olds. I do believeHe is walking with each and every child that is sick and suffering andI am honored to be the legs to run this race year after year.
We all have so much going on andliving life in the fast lane...everything is costly and expensive. But thechildren at St. Jude are still sick and needing my help. In January, I signedup as a St. Jude Hero and this is my obligation to them. My goal is $2500again this year. I am asking all of you to contribute and donate to thechildren of St Jude. But if your support cannot be monetary, prayers, words ofencouragement and an occasional running friend are always welcome.
Lots of love and thanks go out toall of you,
*You can click on the link to donateon my page, print a form to send in the mail with your donation by check ormoney order, or you can send me cash or a check made out to St Jude that I willturn in to St Jude.