Yesterday I posted information about a fundraiser by one of our NACD moms. As Part 2 of the report of Roxane’s marathon training and fundraising efforts, please see her most recent note below:
Dear friends and family,
I trained for 5 months. I ran in the Florida heat, through hurricane storms, on very dry days and soaked ones.
I woke up at the crack of dawn, or stayed up on a treadmill late at night.
I ran with hurt knees, injured toes, split shins, painful hips and even a broken shoulder once.
I ran easy and I ran hard. On beautiful days and some very dark.
I challenged myself to go just a little further each time. I kept telling myself I could do it, ignoring my body’s plea to quit.
And because I did all this, next week I will run a marathon, from mile one to twenty-six.
I swear I won’t fail; that part is easy. Because all I’ll have to do is remember: I am running for my daughter, to make sure other kids get to be just like her.
Thanks for your support; every dime and every step counts!