So many people have been contacting me wondering: HOW DID THE RACE GO?!
I did it!
Finished in a better time than I expected and felt great during the race! The course was beautiful and the people I have met along this journey are remarkable.
With your help I have raised $5,385 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! I accomplished the goal that I set out to do and it was AWESOME!
My hubby strategically planned where-he-was-going-to-be-when so he could document this experience with the camera. You can thank him for these pics:
(chatting with a racer from NYC before our wave entered the water at 7:45 a.m. - note the H we drew on my swim cap so hubby could hopefully find me as he stood on Memorial Bridge under which we would swim)
For anyone curious I finished in 3:25:10.
My knees held up (barely) and the weather that day couldn't have been more ideal!
We called the kids and our parents right away to let them know I'd finished and was fine - it was an emotional day but it was all GOOD emotions!
I would not have signed up for this race had it not been for mom's diagnosis last year so I guess you could say that this is a way I've taken the lemons life has handed me and made lemonade.
This was truly something I could not have done alone. Thank you all so much for supporting me through your donations, your words, your notes (I kept them all - there's a mountain of cards and letters in my TNT notebook!) and your prayers! The words 'thank you' don't seem like enough. You really don't know how each one of you have impacted a cancer patient's life by supporting research and patient care!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
This journey has been a blessing to me in so many ways and I love how my family has been able to participate in it with me! My heart is full!
God is Good - All the Time!