Saturday, August 20, 2011

Final thoughts

"Let's rock" - Al Bundy

I've been out of pocket the last few days relaxing in the White Mountains with Bop's family, and I'm trying to write this one on the blogger app on my phone. So please excuse any typos or unsightly formatting, but I wanted to send out a few quick thoughts before the race tomorrow.

First off, and I know I've been saying this a lot, but THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone that has contributed, thank you to everyone who has sent me words of encouragement and support, thank you to everyone who's helped me with my training, and thank you to everyone that has been a part of making this a success. We have raised over $8,000 for Lymphoma and Leukemia research, and I hope everyone will continue to support the efforts of the Conquer Cancer Foundation in the ongoing fight against blood cancers. No matter what happens tomorrow I'm proud of what we have accomplished this summer and I'm grateful to everyone who has helped along the way.

With that said, there's still 70.3 miles hanging over my head right now, and I'm feeling the normal pre-race jitters. But I think I'm about as ready as I'll ever be. If you've been following the blog then you hopefully know how much time, energy, and hard work I have put into preparing for this race, and I'm excited to see the payoff tomorrow. This has been a very personal mission for me, and today marks the anniversary of my dad's death. I'm glad I have been giving this opportunity to honor his memory, and I want to especially thank everyone that has kept our family in their thoughts and prayers these past couple years.

I miss you dad, and I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.

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