Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Year Running And More

I have been having a very hard time coming up with something I would consider creative or meaningful to say about this past year. Rather than struggle, I toss my wit (if you consider me witty) and sarcasm (I know I have that) out the window. This has been a special year, truly amazing. I have been encouraged and inspired by so many and can only hope my actions are significant enough to demonstrate my thanks.
Here are just a few of the highlights from My Year Running And More. And as always I would love to hear about your highlights too.
...ran our first race as a family at the Multiple Myeloma Race for Research. Also happened to be each of our sons first 5k (the dude in white wants to be part of the family too).

...ran my first, second and third 100 milers at Umstead, Javelina and Bartram. These experiences have shown me that so much more is possible.

...was so fortunate to crew for Tony Portera at Badwater. This experience surpassed my own runs in many ways as I witnessed Tony and many others battle through more than I could have ever imagined. The human spirit is more powerful than I knew.

...volunteered for the first time at TNF's Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. Rewarding to just help out.
...proudly cheered for Tani as she completed her first post pregnancy run at Bear Mountain (way to go Babe).

...with the help of many, many supporters and donors we raised over $12,000 for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation bringing our total to more than $50,000.
...made many new friendships and strengthened old ones.

...Our daughter Isla was born. So cool seeing her with her older brothers.
Lastly I wanted to share a couple of my favorite videos from 2010.
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I hope everyone had a year that was rewarding and rich with family and friends. I wish you all a new year of memorable adventures. Peace

5 comments:

  1. and it was the year you met me!!! LOL

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  2. Me too! So cool that Tani runs ultras too. I envy you guys, Meredith and Eddie too. Must be so awesome to have those experiences to share. So awesome :-) Happy New Year guys! Looking forward to racing with you in 2011!

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  3. Dude, what a great year you've had. You have a lot to celebrate. Hope the new year brings some great moments for you as well. Keep it real.

    Will

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  4. Meredith, it was the year we met and I am so glad we did. Can't wait to see you Eddie and Zoe at Umstead.

    Hey Marge, I love running any distance with my family. Was awesome running Bartram with you and I look forward to seeing you at Umstead in April.

    Thanks Will. Your year was not too shabby either. I have enjoyed following your blog but I hope we are able to meet in person and run together some day. Peace

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  5. Hey Eric
    Happy New Year. I'm always running with you, by your side, even if you can't see me!!!! Thanks for all the money you have raised for MM. It's YOU who is keeping those like me running.
    Love you,Tani and the kids,
    Anita

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