It was just about a year ago when I met some extraordinary ladies who have been a fixture in my life ever since. Last year around this time, I was signed up to run my first full marathon, but was having major doubts about whether I could do it and was seriously considering switching back to a half-marathon. That is… until a fateful run.
Waddell Creek is one of those trails that the South Bay team runs every summer–and I thought it was going to be just another run-of-the-mill run, until I found myself running some pretty cool chicks: Robin, Janine, and Beth (Dianne would join us later at a track workout :)). We became fast friends and these ladies convinced me after that run that I should stick with the full marathon.
And so I did.
Now, a year later, I can’t help but think of that fateful run, because if it weren’t for them, I would have never run my first full marathon–or join the Winter team and run my second marathon just 4 months later. And peer pressure–the good kind–strikes again: even though 3 of the 4 of use were signed up to run the Nike Women’s Marathon this fall, we’ve all decided to go at it as a group again and are switching to the Royal Victoria Marathon in Victoria, Canada to join Beth.
What can I say, Run Girls stick together ;).
This means, of course, that my fundraising is officially back on! I have raised $1550 so far–more than the minimum fundraising goal for Nike, but now I am shooting to raise AT LEAST $750 more. A challege? Yes. But one that I can and will meet? Most definitely.
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