Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon (running for Rett Syndrome!)

I DID IT!!! I completed my very first 1/2 Marathon!!! I have to admit, I was not sure I could tackle this goal - but when Girl Power 2 Cure decided to have a team and raise money (and LOTS of awareness for Rett Syndrome - well.....that was the motivation I needed!)

Here I am with my official runner number :)
'Team Brooklyn" at 4:00 am waiting to head to the starting line!
Nikki designed this AWESOME shirt that she wore to dinner our first night - LOVE it!
Kristin and I stuck by each other the entire race :)
I was SO thankful to have fellow Rett mommie Kristy & Tina running with us too - thanks COACH Tina :)
This was the sign at our half way point - the song "Stronger"was also playing :)
OUR inspiration for running!
OK....I was A LITTLE proud of myself!
Ingrid and I with our medals :)
an up close look
SO much GIRL POWER in one photo:)
Brooklyn, the TRUE medal winner - I love this girlie!!
So, will I do it again?
I think I just might :) and YOU can too! Girl Power 2 Cure is already signing up runners to join our team for the 2013 Disney Princess Race! Just Click HERE to have your name and email added so that you can keep up with all of the latest 2013 race day news! 
I honestly do not have the words to describe what this weekend meant to me - we educated thousands of people about Rett Syndrome AND I proved to myself that with the right motivation - I CAN DO just about anything! SO I ran.....I ran because my daughter can't!

1 comment:

Amanda Ellis, MT-BC said...

This is so awesome! So glad you ran and had the opportunity to educate more people about Rett Syndrome! You're one awesome mommy! :)