I’ve posted pics from this Sunday’s marathon in Maui. There’s been a lot of comments on how I look so happy and it looks so easy...well here comes reality. I did great for 15 miles. Honestly I did feel great, but around mile 14 it was all up hill and it was brutal. That’s when the wheels fell off. I tried to convince Meg to go ahead and finish the last 10 miles so I didn’t keep her on the course longer than she had to be and I’d see her at the finish line when I finished. As any good friend would, she refused to leave me alone during the marathon. And like a good friend she kept us from arguing and saw I was not in the mood to chit chat. She stayed a good 100 ft in front of me, looking back occasionally to make sure I hadn’t dropped dead. It became absolutely miserable. The last two miles I was calling on the grim reaper to end the madness. This picture is of @msauve10 telling me she was proud of me and how she would never leave me behind. That’s what real friends are all about. I ran that stupid amount of miles in support of her completing her 50 marathons in all 50 states. I’d do anything for her and she spent way more time on the course just to support me in surviving such a painful experience. I’d do it all over again...all the griping for the last 10 miles included. Why? Cause I love her like family. And family does stupid things for each other to show their love and support. 😉. #mauioceanfrontmarathon
I’m not a marathon runner. I don’t even really like running as much as I should. But when it’s a chance to show support to a good friend and share that experience with her...then it becomes one of the greatest experiences. #mauioceanfrontmarathon2018#shecompleted50states
When I was injured it was hard for me to go from helping others to being the one that needed help. Listen to Part 3 of my "Victory is Yours" story with The Vitamin Shoppe where I talk about overcoming this struggle and finding my new role. Remember, it's ok to ask for help. Once you reach the other side, you'll be glad you did.
Honored to run with my friend @msauve10 as she completed running a marathon in all 50 states. I only have 47 more to catch up. But why? I’m good with 3...maybe 4 marathons. Mercedes Marathon?#mauioceanfrontmarathon #runall50#runningsucks