I know there are so many people I have on my heart to thank. I thank everyone for there generous donations. But I wanted to publically thank the following people in my life who were involved in my training nearly every single day and made it all possible. In no particular order:
Thank you to April Fleming. April is one of my best friends. She would willingly watch Gary for me 3 and 4 times a week so I could run and train. She encouraged me so much. She never doubted. Gary looked forward to going over to her house to play with kitty, watch cartoons, and eat all of Auntie April's snack. That made it so easy for me. I love you April.
Thank you to my brother-in-law Bill Saas. Not only did he take Gary for me nearly everyday, he would often hunt me down "Your running today right." He even printed out a training schedule. He held me accountable to what miles I had done. He was encouraging above and beyond. He even joined me on a run during the holidays. All this energy he put into me despite his own struggles, including breaking his knee 2 weeks ago. I love you Bill!
To my husband, my reason for doing my best to be the best mother and wife I can be. His positive up beat energy drove me. He was just as nervous has I was the morning of the run. I am a lucky girl. Thank you honey for sharing in my passion. Thank you for taking me to Austin, Texas and being there for me. I am so glad I did not let you down and not finish. You are that important to me. I love you so much baby. I love you so hard. Your the sunshine on face.