Their drive and determination are admirable and awe-inspiring. Mike and Jay ran together, encouraging each other for 20 miles, until Jay had to make a quick stop at the restroom.
Here is Mike ... less then 1/4 of a mile away from the finish line. He finished in 3 hours, 42 minutes. Way to go Mike. We are so proud of you. I was cheering so hard for you, I didn't realize how tilted my camera was!
Here is Jay, coming up on his 1/4 of a mile from the finish line. He finished in 3 hours and 48 minutes. Babe, I am over-the-top proud of you. Each time I cheered for you, I could barely see you because my eyes were so full of tears. I was bursting with pride.
You give yourself a goal and you stick to it. You are an example of strength and determination.
It was so fun watching all the runners. From professional athletes, to cancer survivors and wheel-chair participants ... I was overwhelmed with bravery and sheer strength.
You are ALL an example of how strong the human spirit is. Thank you for sharing your spirit with me today.
It was a beautiful thing to witness.