Posted by: Sarah | October 18, 2008

Go the distance….

There are experiences that are impossible to describe when you are right in the middle of them because the emotions are too high and the sensory overload is overwhelming.  I have been training for this week for the past five months; indeed, it has taken a very central point in my life and given me a clear sense of focus in which to channel my energy when everything else seemed to be crumbling down around me.  It still doesn’t seem real that by lunchtime on Sunday, providing everything goes well, I will have finished my first marathon.

 

A couple of the other girls and I flew out here earlier this week.  We have enjoyed every minute in San Fran – cruising around Napa and Sonoma wine tasting, touring Alcatrez at night, carbo-loading to the max (sourdough bread anyone?), and catching up with some dear friends.  The city has Team in Training Marathon spirit more than I could have ever imagined, the wall of the Niketown store in Union Square is covered with the names of all the participants who will be running in the world’s largest women’s marathon this weekend, a tribute to the $18 million that we have all raised for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
This incredible journey has all been worth it.  

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  1. Congratulations Sarah on all of your hard work and best of luck with the marathon! I admire you so much!

  2. […] and coaches who made the weekend memorable.  Kathryn and Tina, with whom I trained for my first TNT event last fall in San Francisco decided to road trip up to Lake Placid and cheer me on.  Amy, whom I […]


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