I flew to DC to run the inaugural Nike DC Women's Half Marathon. It was a gorgeous morning, the effects of Boston's Marathon only 13 days prior were still fresh on our minds. The crowds were amazing. The spectators helped provide inspiration along the way. My family was there to support me.
I run with Team In Training which is a division of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I lost my best friend 9 years ago today to Non-Hodgkins (a blood cancer) and run in her memory. All the training, fundraising, running injuries were worth it to honor her.
I say this after each race and I mean it, "I'll keep running as long as I have the ability to place one foot in front of the other."