As dawn was breaking last Saturday morning our group of committed 1/2 marathoners heard some final thoughts from coach Shelley Simmering – ‘you have worked hard and today is your last long race before the 1/2 marathon – you are all ready, you have trained hard and will succeed on the 17th’. As the energy buzz of the group … started to build, runners and walkers found their fellow pacers and headed off down the Great Western Trail, anticipating the joy of coming back around the corner as they finished up the last of the 13 miles. Commitment, good training, friendships, Epsom salts used with abandon, awesome massages and of course healthy eating got the team ready to cross the finish line strong on September 17th.
Heartfelt thanks to all and have a fabulous run. Come on out and cheer our team on! See you in the Blue Goose Parking lot on race day. Start time 7am!
Thank you Shelley for all your inspiration and thank you Molly for your great idea to gather a group to runners/walkers for the Fox Valley Marathon. Our team has raised $8900 towards their $10,000 goal! Amazing!