Monday, October 25, 2010

I Finished

I finished the LA 1/2 marathon and I wasn't the last one across the finish line.  Yea!  I have to admit, I was a little worried as I was sitting on the shuttle bus that picked us up at the finish line of the race and drove us to the starting line.  It was a loooonnngg bus ride and I kept thinking .... holy crap, how far are we going to go because I have to walk back to where we started!  The first 10 miles weren't too bad.  After that, I just wanted to be done. I'm happy to announce that I raised over $1800 $1,900 for CureCMD.  Thanks to all who supported me.

And this, my friends ... is why I walked the race (love him!)



My cool medal. 



I also had the opportunity to hook up with one of Jack's former doctors who is now at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (and who is featured heavily in the many emails I share).  I haven't seen him in over four years, so it was great to catch up with him too.  He also did the 1/2 marathon, but he ran it and finished hours ahead of me!

Between our trip to St. Louis, my mom's death and funeral and the marathon, it's been a whirlwind couple of weeks and I'm ready for some peace and calm.  Wish me luck with that, okay?

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Some pictures from last week.

Toasting my mom with a little Tullamore Dew
(good stuff!)




Me and my sibs



Have a great week. Thanks for checking in.

7 comments:

Vicki said...

Hi Ann, Been wondering how your walk was! I never doubted for a second that you'd make it! Now hoping for peace, calm & all an all round boring rest of the year for you.

Christy said...

Congratulations on your half marathon!

I wish you nothing but calm uneventfulness, a social schedule that isn't too heavy so that you can't enjoy it, and a work load that isn't overwhelming, but pays big bucks. Everyone could use some big bucks, you know?

xo,
Christy

Susan said...

Way to go Ann! That's impressive, the 1/2 marathon. I hope a little calm is headed your way.

Anonymous said...

Very impressive! And so awesome that you got to raise the money for such a wonderful cause. I hope the next few weeks bring much rest and relaxation to you. ((HUGS)) Friend!
~Amanda

worthy said...

Congratulations on completing the half marathon Ann! A fantastic achievement and for an excellent cause too. Wishing you much calm, rest and relaxation xxxx

Dana said...

Way to Go! I could never have done that. All that money you raised. WOW! That is something to be proud of.

Rest and Relax now. YOu deserve it.

Melisande said...

Wow, Ann! I cannot believe you did all that, but then, you are Ann and you ARE amazing!!

Way to go!