Joanna Runs the Country Music Marathon
As most of you already know, my marathon was
April 27th and I FINISHED!!!
It was one of the most incredible experiences
of my life. There were over 600 people (in this particular race) running
for the Leukemia
and Lymphoma Society and together we raised over $1.2 million!!
The actual course was extremely hilly and I felt great until mile 20
(well, not great but within the context of marathon running feeling
'great' really means that you can still actually run and that your brain
has not gone to complete mush which inevitably happens after about 3 hours
of running) ....it was at that point that my legs became disobedient and
regardless of how loudly my mind told them to keep running they would not
listen. So, while there were a few miles that were walked I still managed
to finish in a Net time of about 4 hrs and 30 mins.
I want to thank ALL of you for your support. I am not only so LUCKY to be
alive but am extremely fortunate to be able to share my life with such
incredible people. The weekend was an emotional one for me and words
cannot express just how nice it was to be joining the battle against
cancers from the outside and NOT from a hospital bed!!!
As soon as my family and I assemble our pictures from the weekend I will
forward the website where they will be posted.
Again, my deepest thanks to you!