I run happy.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You...

You can't work full time, be a grandma, a wife, a friend, and a marathon runner all by yourself...

Sometimes it takes good friends.
Sometimes it takes a man who rubs your foot every night, never wants you to be anyone other than who you are and believes in you 100%.
Sometimes, it's the message you read in a blog www.charisawernick.blogspot.com.
Or an email from a blogger who you now call a good friend who knows perfectly well how you're feeling six days before your biggest race.
Sometimes it's the physio who nursed your through your last injury, knows your weak spots and continues to KILL you with his strength workouts...just to make your weaknesses stronger.
Sometimes support comes from the doctors/massage experts/chiros who know and BELIEVE that running is what you LOVE to do so they do everything to keep you moving forward.
Support is the track coach who yells SHAKE AND BAKE and tells you to relax.
Support might come dressed as the custodian at your school who once ran the major marathons and takes the time to walk you through what's important. He makes sure you're hydrating and resting.
Support is the guy from track who always seems to pop up in his car along my tempo run route and scream and honk or play his Willy Nelson really loud as I'm running.
Support  might come from your  mom who lost her husband 6 months ago but loves playing around on  the computer and can't wait to follow you in your race on line.
Support is a prayer, a wish, a hug, a loving thought going your way.


Have you noticed we can't do any l of this alone?

**thank you, thank you, thank you...everyone in my life for making this all possible**





Who deserves a BIG THANK YOU in your life today?



**Last marathon post with goal on Friday morning, before we leave for the plane!**





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24 comments:

  1. I love that you thanked your school custodian. I owe mine too. Today he cleaned out a shower room so i can run to school when I want to. Awesome!

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  2. Ha, I think I know your goal already. Aren't you curious if I'm right or not? Probably not. I am quite clear that you are going to make your goal. You have been killing your training runs for the past 2 months.

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  3. Goosebumps have moved to smiles and then tears:) Moving...So gracious you are and what an awesome support system.... I can only imagine how many people out there are thankful for YOU and YOUR support:) A true blessing. You will have a HUGE virtual cheering section on Monday morning!! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU BRING IT!!!!

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  4. And thank you for your thoughtful post, for making us stop and think of all those people around us who help us on our journey.
    I will be thinking of you on Monday. Have a joyful run.

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  5. I loved this post! Thanks. Good luck on Monday! (: Can't wait to hear about it!

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  6. Wonderful post...Thank you. Receiving so much love and support comes from giving much of the same. I can't wait to follow along your Boston adventure!

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  7. Awww, shucks, blush, snort ;) You Meg are easy to cheer on! You inspire me not only with those fast legs of yours but also the realness you show in this blog. I'll be sending virtual cheers and hugs your way!!! The victory is just around the corner!!!

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  8. If racing was just about the one day, there wouldn't be so much reason for support. But it's all the planning, training, straining along the way that makes the support so necessary and rewarding. Can't wait to camp out online and watch the progress. Enjoy it and have the time of your life Monday - we're all cheering for you!!!

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  9. Good luck Meg! Go get the job now! Everyone is cheering for you:)

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  10. You are soooo welcome! Now go kick some Boston ass! XOXOXOXO

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  11. Beautifully written Meg! Have a fantastic race in Beantown! And you know those Boston Baked Beans are actually made here in Chicago! : )

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  12. I am so excited to meet you. I might cry. I will more than likely give you a huge hug! And I not a crier, or hugger. Be prepared!

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  13. Good luck, Meg - have a blast and enjoy every second of it. Not hauling so many clothes this year will save your arm strength for the race! :)

    Love ya!

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  14. Ah geez...I just got all teary reading this. Have an amazing time.
    ...and I plan on yelling Shake and Bake during our long run on Sunday. It makes me laugh a lot...

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  15. eat some beans, chowder, lobster; go to Harvard Square, Fenway to a Sox game. Have fun!

    Curious? do any of your kids run?

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  16. Rock and roll! The people are the thing that makes it all worthwhile.

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  17. They really should provide medals for our support network! I consider myself lucky ot be surrounded by people who love and support me through all this craziness.

    Have an AMAZING time in Boston! Rooting for you!!!

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  18. i just always love reading what you have to say. hope boston is everything you've been dreaming about

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  19. Lovely post. It's a bit of a kick up the backside for me. I haven't been too appreciative of my supporters lately and it's time to rectify that.

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  20. Run fast and kill that goal!

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  21. MEG!! You are going to rock it! I'm rooting for you and know you will make your own adventure. Enjoy yourself and know that so many are proud of you!

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  22. I thank you Meg for letting me be a part of your route to Boston this year. I've enjoyed every minute of it and you're one of the runners in this world I admire the most.

    But the journey isn't over yet and I can't wait to hear all about Boston.

    Have a safe trip and have a fabulous, great, fantastic, fun marathon next Monday. I'll be thinking of you from across the ocean.

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  23. Shake and Bake baby! love you Meg. Catch you on the flip side.

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  24. Go, Meg! Run with all the joy you share with everyone here and in the rest of your life. Enjoy!

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