1 • Runners Unite! So happy to be a part of the runner community! I've met some really cool people and made friendships that I know will last a long time.
2 • All my blogger friends - Starting a blog this year has been the most rewarding activity ever. There just aren't enough miles in a marathon to name you all. You've been so encouraging - and your advice priceless!! Thank you!
3 • My neighbors - who by now must all think I'm crazy, running up and down our street. Several have helped me in my training by watching the girls when I'm stuck in a pickle. And everyone always has such nice encouraging things to say! I just wish more would run with me.
4 • Jennifer S. - One of my newest friends who is quite possibly the happiest and most motivating person I've ever met.
5 • My in-laws - Always supportive and offering to watch the girls when I "need" to run. Love you!
6 • Bekah - So proud of my girl, who just a year ago hated to run. Read her story HERE.
8 • Grandma Helen - Always has a big hug and proud of me. Love you!
9 • Angie - The only person I know who will run at 5am with me! She's fast and pushes me along.
10 • Danelle - A childhood friend, we've cheered each other on all summer in our training. So proud of her for rocking her first half marathon last weekend!
11 • My cousin Julie - I know there's a runner in there somewhere! You can do it Jules! A healthier you awaits...
12 • Military families - The absences are hard. Sacrifices heart-wrenching. God Bless the U.S. solidiers and their families.
14 • Hot Pants runners - This group of ladies are so inspiring to me, not only for their running, but their close friendships.
15 • Dawn - One of my best friends! Not a runner, but a super fit hot momma! When hubby has to work, she watches my girls for me so I don't miss out on my Sole Sisters. In fact, she's the closest thing I've ever had to a real sister. xoxo
16 • My Dad - He is here cheering on my marathon instead of bow-hunting. This is huge, folks! He hasn't always "gotten" my running, but always has my back.
17 • Cancer survivors - I do a lot of fundraising to fight cancer. Currently, DetermiNation! What can I say... Cancer sucks! And just when I think it's getting tough... I'm thankful that I'm healthy enough to be out here, even if I am running in the rain...
18 • Cathy - I love talking running with you! I may never be able to keep up with you speedy-gonzalez, but I still enjoy our running friendship. Good Luck in Chicago!
19 • Race Spectators - For all the people who will hold signs, call out my name and cheer me on, thank you for being out here. It makes the experience so much more fun! I don't think they realize how much a runner like me appreciates it.
20 • Grandma Lillian - I know you're cheering me on from above. Give me strength to push past the "wall".
22 • My Mom - My biggest cheerleader, always and forever. She makes me believe I can do anything.
24 • Big Girl - My runner girl. You changed my life when you made me a momma!
25 • Little Girl - My little dickens, I love you so much! She's my favorite running buddy (of course she gets to ride in the stroller with snacks while I sweat my butt off!)