Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Chicago Marathon

Jill and Brittni
(At this point we had NO idea what we had gotten ourselves into)
Walking to the marathon in the freezing cold (not our idea)

The fans were awesome!
My amazing Michigan BFF totally took care of Jill and I the whole time.

Mile 13 - half way there!

Mom and Gage after the race

This smile was totally forced

My number one fans!

This past weekend was the Chicago Marathon. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. I don't know why someone would do more than one of these. I couldn't have done it without Jill. There were seriously times when she was dragging me. I am so glad we did this together. I did it, I ran a marathon. It was a good experience I am so grateful that I ran this marathon in honor of my sister and not in memory of like so many others. Thank you for all the support from everyone.





8 comments:

McGinnis Family said...

Omigosh! You look gorgeous!!! I'm am so proud of you! You accomplished a huge thing!!! What a woman! You're seriously an inspiration to me!!!

Jill said...

I am crying again....Brit I love you! I am really glad we did this together. I couldn't have done it without you. But seriously, no more marathons, let's just stick to shopping.

Rich's said...

You rock Brittni Jo! Way to go!

Brianne said...

What an amazing person you are! I really look up to you for having the aspirations to accomplish such a thing! Not only for yourself but for your sister and others with-or having a future of lymphoma. I am so proud of you guys! I just wish I was there with you!

Anonymous said...

Brit..what can I say. You are a VERY strong women. You have just set another great example for your children. I hope to take some of your examples in my walks of life. Congrats. Love, Melissa

Anonymous said...

It made me cry....You did so awesome. Thanks for raising the money. Our family is so greatful for people who believe in a "cure" and helping others. I thank god everyday for people like you who have the unselfishness to help others. As a non-hodgkins lymphoma's suvivors wife, thank you. You may have just given someone a chance at life....love you lots!!!

Natalie Service said...

Hey, I was there! I witnessed the amazing sprint to the finish line! You made 26.2 miles look EASY! I am so proud of you and Jill both! I was bawling when you crossed the finish line the people around me wondered if you had won the whole darn thing. You did win the right to call yourself a Marathon Runner! Gee, I can't wait to cheer you on for marathon 2, and 3, and 4...

Lindsay Bangart said...

A-W-E-S-O-M-E! AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME ARE WE....UHH, I MEAN YOU...YOU TWO GIRLS...pretty awesome...yep.
CONGRATULATIONS!