Sunday, December 6, 2009

From Math-A-Thon to Marathon



I am so proud of my baby girl for running in the St. Jude Marathon. The temperature at the start of the race was in the low twenties. Her group finished a little bit over three hours. My poor baby legs are sore, but like she said, "I am sore behind a good cause." I remember like it was yesterday when she use to raise money for St. Jude volunteering in the St. Jude Math-A-thon when she was in elementary shool. It felt GOOD to see her continue the values I taught her while watching her come across the finish line at Auto Zone Park running in her first half marathon ( 13.1) miles on Saturday, December 5.


CONGRATULATIONS! TARA, BARBARA and CHASITY (mom and daughter, Tara's other mom and sister) for completing your first marathon as team "Curls R Us". Now that they have the marathon bug, I have the travelling bug to CHEER THEM ON. Next stop New Orleans the Mardi Gras Half Marathon in February.









L-R (my baby)Tara, Barabara, and Chasity


On a sad note...

A woman died after completing the half marathon. Her death was the first death in the thirty years St. Jude has been doing marathons. My condolence to her family.

Tara's experience in her own words that was published in the paper.

6 comments:

nicky hazel said...

Thanks, Mom! It was such a great experience...especially being able to see you and my sis as soon as I crossed the finish line. On to the next one!

Diane J Standiford said...

That death--terrible. St Jude's is such a well-run organization that really knows how to put their donations to work! Congrats to your baby!

Black Diaspora said...
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Black Diaspora said...

There're so many good ways to give, and no bad ones.

I tell people: Giving is the surest way to go through life, and never be without.

I can't think of a greater message to pass on to children: Give till it hurts; it's the best pain in the world.

Here's a big hand, a high toast, and a doff of the hat, for a job well done.

Blinders Off said...

@Tara

When I grow up I want to be just like you :)

@Diane and BD

Thanks for congratulating my baby. It took everything I had to get out of bed that early in the morning to witness her cross the finish line. I was proud for two reasons:

(1) God knows I push through how I was feeling to be at the stadium to support my baby.

(2) I am proud of myself each time I fight symptoms MS to do something or attend a function that is important to me.

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