Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thankful Thursday: My Running Partners

I have been blessed to have so many friends supporting me as I run my first marathon in just 3 short days *gulp*!  I'm still missing a few miles - so let me know if you'd like to run with me on Sunday!  My thought is to write everyone's names/miles either on my arm (but my arms are pretty short and that's A LOT of names) or on a few rubber sport bracelets.  In any case, I know all of you will help me get across that finish line on Sunday.  Check out the course map and see where you'll be running with me!
Click here for the interactive course map. Image courtesy of the Grand Rapids Marathon.
Here are my awesome running partners/sponsors:
Mile 1 - The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
Mile 2 -
Mile 3 -
Mile 4 - Brooke
Mile 5 - Beki (running her 5th 1/2 marathon of the year) & Melissa
Mile 6 - Angie
Mile 7 - Jen B
Mile 8 - my kids and hubby
Mile 9 -
Mile 10 - Thea (who will be running her first 1/2 marathon on Sunday!)
Mile 11 -
Mile 12 - Mel (who will physically BE at mile 12 !!!)
Mile 13 - Erin
Mile 14 - Andrea and Mendie
Mile 15 -
Mile 16 - Ashley
Mile 17 -
Mile 18 - Ann G
Mile 19 - JenIRL
Mile 20 - Lisa
Mile 21 - My Race Ragz
Mile 22 - Roo
Mile 23 - Ben
Mile 24 - Megan (who is running her first 1/2 marathon - at Grand Rapids too!)
Mile 25 - Kirsten
Mile 26.2 - All Mine

As you can see, there are a few miles left unclaimed.  Seriously, writing them all out like this - wow, that's a lot of miles!  Feel free to claim an open mile by leaving me a comment of which one you'd like!

I am so very thankful for everyone who has supported me, encouraged me, yelled at me to get my runs in when I didn't want to go, told me to listen to my body when I was sick, etc, etc.  I really wouldn't be doing this without all of you.  MWAH!

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